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Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

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

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…)

Twitter blacklists passwords in security drive

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Twitter has taken the unusual step of banning users from using certain passwords when they sign up to new accounts in an effort to encourage better password security. (more…)

Twitter suffers at hands of Iranian hackers

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Micro-blogging site Twitter suffered from yet another security breach after a group of Iranian hackers brought the site down last week in protest at US foreign policy. (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…)

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…)

Stay Safe on Social Networks

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The recent outbreak of phishing emails circulating on Facebook has put the safety and security of social networking websites back in the spotlight. (more…)

Twitter hit with antivirus software scam

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The micro-blogging site Twitter has been at the centre of yet another scam warning after experts uncovered an attempt to distribute fake antivirus software. (more…)