As you read this, hackers everywhere are hard at work trying to obtain your personal information and steal your identity. It’s scary, but it’s also a common part of today’s online landscape. With cyber crime in mind, here are some new ways hackers are infiltrating your online world and taking what they want. Malware… Continue reading New ways hackers are stealing your identity
No harm, no foul, lesson learned, you’re data is safe. That’s the message that Facebook gave its users with a recent blog post titled “Protecting People On Facebook”. Things ended well. Laptops of employees were attacked when they visited an app developer site with malicious code on it which triggered a zero-day java exploit. Forensic… Continue reading It was the best hacking Facebook could have hoped for
On December 12, 2012 the Federal Bureau of Investigations announced a cybercrime bust it had recently executed and credited Facebook’s security team as its primary collaborator. The operation, which culminated in the arrest of 10 suspects, targeted an international assemblage of online offenders that the FBI labeled the ‘Butterfly Botnet.’ This cyber posse allegedly used… Continue reading There’s a new (digital) sheriff in town
In 2007, there was an emerging social media site that had a modest but growing userbase. It was designed to let users tell their friends and followers what they were doing at that moment regardless of how mundane or personal. The posts on it were comprised of over 90% unlinked statements or questions. It wasn’t… Continue reading The marketing zombies will take over Pinterest soon. They already are.
Ever since Twitter started making a splash in mainstream and social media consciousness in 2008, it has been a major target of spammers. Its influence on clicks and search have made it USDA prime meat for those promoting nefarious agendas and Twitter has been challenged to sift through the real and fake tweets to try… Continue reading Twitter gets tough on spam, files suit in federal court
As mobile technology continues to become more prevalent in use and present in our hands, so too do the “bad guys” make gains in skill and tools. As such the recent malware report (PDF) released last week by McAfee showed a 22% increase in malware over the same period last year. Android was hardest hit… Continue reading The mobile malware menace
Honestly, it should come as no surprise that Facebook isn’t exactly a snuggly blanket of impenetrable security when it comes to feeling safe on the internet. Perpetually beset with accusations of compromising users’ privacy, Facebook has spent much of its time in the last several months repairing its relationship with its users. But maybe privacy… Continue reading No Hell Will Be Safe For You – Not Even Facebook