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Has your Facebook account been hacked? Here’s what to do

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 April 24, 2012

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We hear about Facebook accounts getting hacked on a daily basis. With hackers dedicated to pounce on the slightest mistake made by a user, cases of Facebook accounts being compromised have become quite unavoidable. There are also instances of a friend or family member getting unauthorized access and misusing the...

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

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 April 12, 2012

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With more than 800 million users all over the world, Facebook is the perfect breeding ground for scam artists. Every Facebook user has their account interlinked with hundreds or even thousands of their friends. With the exponential amount of users connected to each other Facebook scams require only a few...

25 Worst Passwords of 2011

 November 27, 2011

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A password is a secret word or a string of characters that is used for authentication, to prove identity or to gain access to one’s laptop, Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn and many more similar accounts. Choosing “password” as your online password is not a good idea. In fact, it’s the worst...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

 November 17, 2011

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The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

New Twitter phishing attack

 October 19, 2011

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A Twitter phishing attack is spreading rapidly today and is attempting to obtain Twitter login details via Direct Messages. If you receive a message – “Found a funny picture of you!” which is linked to a website called “mugweb.ru”, do not click on the link. Clicking the link takes you...

Malware Attack Through Facebook

 August 19, 2011

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Many users have been receiving a spammy message via Facebook’s chat functionality which looks something like shown below: The messages spreading via chat are: – bist du das?? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha – hey is this your ex?? lol [LINK] – omg you look so cute [LINK] If a user clicks on the...

Spammers Targeting Twitter – “iTunes Gift Card spam”

 August 4, 2011

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We’ve already seen some iTunes gift card scams spreading via Facebook, but today the thing to look out for is an iTunes Gift Card spam on Twitter. Some typical messages: As of now the Twitter accounts sending out these messages all have a profile picture of random women. It seems...

How hackers hijack your Facebook photos

 August 3, 2011

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Think twice before uploading your holiday pictures to Facebook – you could be helping someone steal information from your computer. A botnet called Stegobot was created by an Indian origin scientist to show how easy it would be for a bad guy to hijack Facebook photos to create a secret...