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Latest news updates from the last week

 November 3, 2012

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Facebook offers new privacy setting indicators for new users In a move that suggests Facebook has begun to marginally accept that it is responsible for user privacy, the social network has revised the manner in which it informs new users about privacy settings. This includes little indicators like ‘light bulbs’...

Hurricane Sandy could lead to a malicious storm in cyberspace

 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...

Facebook planning to allow under-13s: Is this a good decision?

 May 23, 2012

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Simon Milner, Head of Policy in Facebook, Britain, recently declared that Facebook is planning to abolish the act of disallowing children below 13 years of age from becoming members (this CNET post explains the situation well). The opinions obviously are divided straight down the middle. Many parents feel that this...

When Facebook Apps cease to be ‘Cool’

 May 7, 2012

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Have you ever wondered why certain ads show up in the right hand corner of your Facebook page? A closer look at these ads and you will be surprised at the volumes they speak about your lifestyle choices – be it exclusive shoes from an e-retailer or a self-development course!...

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...

Hijacking Facebook Credentials by Ramnit

 January 30, 2012

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The Ramnit Virus, which infects Windows executable and HTML files, spreads through removable media and was first detected more than 18 months ago. The Ramnit Virus use the tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform, which was discovered around 2007, and which has the ability to inject HTML code into...

New Facebook spam video – “Yeah! it happens on live television”

 December 16, 2011

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A new spam is spreading on Facebook which is similar to the previously seen Marika Fruscio scam. The new spam is using the same image for the video which was used earlier. The re-appearance of such a scam indicates that the scammers are using the same old trick but with...

Facebook Scam – “Lost all respect for Soulja boy after watching him beat up his girl”

 December 1, 2011

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There is a new scam spreading around in Facebook which claims to show a video of an American Rapper, DeAndre Cortez, better known by his stage name ‘Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em’, or simply ‘Soulja Boy’. Cortez is an American rapper, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and Internet personality. The scam spreads...

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...