Tag Archives: LinkedIn

Survey: Federal Agencies, Employees Embracing Social Media for Reasons Similar to Contractors

More federal agencies are embracing social media in 2011, a sharp contrast from the apprehension they showed in 2010, according to a recent survey of 352 federal government employees by research firm Market Connections.  A Professional Service Council summary of the survey in Service Contractor magazine said 19 percent of agencies surveyed continue to restrict access …

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Security Analyst: LinkedIn Cookies Grant Account Access to Attackers

The popular professional social-networking website LinkedIn’s has vulnerabilities that make users’ accounts susceptible to hackers who could break in without needing passwords, according to a security researcher who detected the flaw. News of the vulnerability emerged only days after LinkedIn Corp went public last week. Rishi Narang, an Internet security …

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Hackers Hijack Fox Affiliates' Twitter, LinkedIn Accounts

Hackers have gained access to a database of fox.com email accounts and took over the Twitter accounts of two Fox-affiliates Monday night, Mediabistro’s TVSpy reports. The hackers, who called themselves Lulz Security, posted tweets under the accounts of WFQX in Michigan and KADN in Louisiana. Using its own Twitter account, …

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Spammers Unleash Attack on LinkedIn Business Users

Cyber criminals began a campaign Monday that targeted LinkedIn users in a concerted spam attack, Cisco senior security researcher Henry Stern told ZDNet UK yesterday. What was different from this specific campaign from previous one is the scale of the attack and the fact it targeted business users, he said. …

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