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Facebook CSO Joe Sullivan Joins NCSA Board

Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s chief security officer, has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance’s board of directors, NCSA announced today. In his role as CSO, Sullivan is in charge of overseeing security for Facebook’s active users and works to develop and promote high standards for product security. As a former federal …

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Google, Facebook Top 2010 Most Dangerous List

Consumers, beware: 2010 proved dangerous for users of certain products. From hardware to social networking sites, Trend Micro’s Trend Labs 2010’s Most Dangerous List shines a harsh light on some of last year’s risky products. Google took high honors in 2010. Named most dangerous website, the popular site served as …

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Hackers Hijack French President's Facebook Account

A hacker hijacked French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Facebook account and posted a fake announcement saying he would not run for re-election, according to AFP. “Dear compatriots, given the exceptional circumstances our country is experiencing, I have decided in my spirit and conscience not to run for office again at the …

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Facebook Email Hijacker Spread Nude Pics of Women

A California man has admitted using personal information he gathered on Facebook to hack into women’s email accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book, according to The Associated Press. George Samuel Bronk, 23, hijacked the email accounts of dozens of women in the United …

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Facebook Announces 2011 Hacker Cup

Hacking is a central part of Facebook’s culture–or so the social networking site said in announcing its 2011 Hacker Cup, where contestants will have to successfully solve algorithmic-based problem statements to advance and are ranked by accuracy and speed. The annual contest is open to hackers from around the world, …

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Relentless Facebook Spammer Fined $873 Million

A Canadian man who over a two-month period sent more than four million spam messages to Facebook profiles, promoting marijuana and sexual-enhancement drugs, has now been ordered by the Quebec court to pay $873 million in fines. Sophos reports that during March and April 2008, Adam Guerbuez sent 4,366,386 spam …

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Survey: Never Too Young for Email, Facebook

In the digital era, it is never too early to have an online presence, whether you are a toddler, or still waiting to be born. Last month, AVG polled 2,200 mothers with children under the age of 2 in the United States, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, New …

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HHS Launches HealthCare.gov on Facebook

The Department of Health and Human Services this week announced it had launched a new Facebook page HealthCare.gov to inform people about the Affordable Care Act. On the page, users can search for a health-insurance provider using the HHS’ “Insurance Finder” tool, read blogs and watch webcasts, and connect with …

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Facebook Users Post Whereabouts, Get Burglarized

Police in Nashua, N.H, have nabbed a trio of men suspected of burglarizing the homes of Facebook users who had posted updates on their pages about being away from home. According to local news reports, between $100,000 to $200,000 of stolen property has been recovered so far after 50 homes …

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Clickjacking Scam Hits Facebook

Cyber scammers have launched a new clickjacking worm on the social networking site Facebook. The attack attempts to trick users into using the Facebook “Share” feature without telling the user the information will be shared. Users are offered the opportunity to see a page containing “Top 10 Funny T-Shirt Fails …

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Facebook Recommends Spam Profiles to Users

A feature on Facebook designed to suggest new friends to users is also pushing spam profiles, according to security researchers. Researchers with F-Secure say the “People You May Know” section of Facebook appears to utilize search history in providing options for possible new connections. “I frequently search for spam related …

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Facebook Bug Allows Hackers to Find Name of Users

A problem in Facebook’s login system allows hackers to match email addresses that are unknown with a user’s name, even if the account is configured to be private. The leak, according to Atu Argawal of SecFence Technologies, could be exploited by individuals conducting phishing attacks. Facebook will return the full …

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