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 December 24, 2012

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The festive season brings with it heart warming wishes and some great online deals for shoppers and discount seekers. Online retailers present some great discounts and add-ons at this time of the year and online sales see a massive surge in activity as a result. Unsurprisingly, attackers and phishers use...
 December 19, 2012

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German legislators have stoked the fires of Facebook privacy by ordering the social network to allow anonymous accounts and pseudonyms in place of real names of people. This demand originated from Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state of Germany. A data protection agency called Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz (ULD) has emphasized the...
 November 27, 2012

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If you recently came across a viral Facebook privacy notice that mentioned copyrights of your content, photos and videos, you should be forewarned that this notice is yet another Facebook scam. Facebook recently updated their privacy guidelines and also allowed users to comment on these changes for the first time....
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 November 21, 2012

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Many people fail to notice how their online lives endanger their day to day lives. An overload of information shared online, especially over social networks, is perhaps the biggest risk. Constant access to our devices and phones also allows us to share information at a level never seen before. But...
 November 8, 2012

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We recently posted an article about Facebook ‘Like’ scams and the truth behind them. This post talked about how some parties created fake pages to invoke sympathy and got hundreds of thousands of likes and comments as a result. This in turn enhanced the Edge Rank of a page and...
 November 6, 2012

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If you look, you will find countless Facebook pages that have hundreds of thousands of likes and comments. But are these real? Some of the posts invite people to write a comment to see what happens. But predictably, nothing happens and this is all part of a large-scale Facebook scam....
 October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy is one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East coast of the United States in years. Cyber criminals are duly taking advantage of the massive number of people who are keenly following the related news updates. It is a sad state of affairs that such events...
 October 10, 2012

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Getting less tech-savvy family members, especially teenagers and younger children, interested in computer security is a thankless task. It is necessary to teach them the implications of security breaches along with the importance of preventive measures. Children and young adults are more vulnerable to security risks like viruses, phishing websites...
 August 10, 2012

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Tech journalist blames Amazon and Apple for hack Mat Honan, formerly of Gizmodo, saw all his accounts hacked and devices wiped clean this week thanks to some elementary flaws in Amazon’s and Apple’s support systems. Anyone interested in security should read details about this ‘epic hacking‘. Apparently, all the hacker...
 August 1, 2012

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A new Facebook scam has been spotted over the last few days. Unlike previously seen social engineering tricks, this scam only appears after a certain malware enters a system. The malware, known as Citadel, injects itself into a Facebook session when a victim opens a Facebook webpage. It then displays...