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Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

VB Seminar 2010

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I spoke at the VB 2010 Seminar in London on ways that Social Engineering can affect your business’ users.

During the talk, I used some links for demos (many thanks to my good friend Dave Marcus for originally showing me a few of these). For those that are interested, here are the links:

 

Andrew Lee
CTO K7 Computing

Facebook Farm Town game serves malware

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Users of the popular Facebook game, Farm Town, have been targeted by a malware scam attempting to infect PC systems with fake antivirus software, the company behind the game has admitted. (more…)

New Video targets five-year-olds on EU Internet Safety Day

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

A campaign aimed at children aged just five years old to raise awareness over the dangers of social networking has been launched in the UK, coinciding with EU Internet Safety Day. (more…)

Facebook announce change to privacy policy

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

As social networking site Facebook his 350million registered users, the site has announced an update to its privacy that will give users greater control over who can and can’t see their content and personal details. (more…)

Ceop criticise Facebook and MySpace over user protection

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Social networking sites Facebook and MySpace have been criticised by the UK law enforcement agency for not doing enough to protect their users from the threat of online grooming and bullying. (more…)

Experts suggest Twitter variant of Koobface virus

Friday, November 13th, 2009

A developer from New York has suggested that Twitter could be experiencing a security threat from its own version of the “Koobface” virus which could be used to distribute spam via hacked user accounts. (more…)

Facebook and Phishing- Are you at risk?

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Recently we have heard about popular social networking sites, namely Twitter and Facebook, being targeted with a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. (more…)

What are DoS attacks?

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Popular social networking sites Twitter and Facebook were hit by a malicious cyber attack last week, bringing the sites crashing down and rendering them inaccessible to an estimated 45million users. (more…)

Georgian blogger vows to continue after Twitter attack

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

A prominent Georgian blogger claims that hackers attacked his blog and social media accounts in an attempt to silence his pro-Georgia viewpoints. (more…)

Twitter & Facebook hit by DoS attack

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter were crippled yesterday after being targeted by internet hackers. (more…)