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Cloned Facebook accounts hit up friends with spam and money requests

Cloned Facebook accounts hit up friends with spam and money requests

The scam hit a TV news station in the US, with attackers scraping photos from reporters' profiles and using them on bogus accounts taken out under their victims' names. Using those fake accounts, they then milked their targets' friend lists to spam out malicious links.

Computer Security Day, Forward secrecy, XP 0-day and YouTube spam - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?

Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!

Facebook reveals friends list even when it's set to private

Facebook reveals friends list even when it's set to private

Don't want the entire Facebook-using and -abusing population to see your friends list? You could set your friend list to private, but fat lot of good that will do, given a researcher's discovery that Facebook sucks out and displays our friends in "People You May Know" feeds, in spite of the setting.

Twitter joins the "forward secrecy" club for added resistance to surveillance

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Twitter is the latest high-traffic social networking site to announce that it has added an extra layer of protection known as "forward secrecy" to its web servers.

And the company didn't say "surveillance" or "NSA" once in its statement.

LG TVs grab data, GitHub attacked, vBulletin breached - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How honest is your TV? Why do crooks like source code hacks? Should you brag when you publish a breach notification?

Find out now in 60 Second Security.

"Catch me if you can", alleged burglar posts on Facebook - so they did, in 5 minutes

Catch me if you can, alleged burglar posts on Facebook - so they did, in under 5 minutes

That might be his last Facebook posting for some time.

Loyaltybuild, Amazon, Facebook and Mavis Batey MBE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Why shouldn't you store unencrypted credit card numbers? How can you squeeze a positive result from a password breach? What sort of pressure was on the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park?

Find out the answers in just one minute!

Snapchat turns its nose up at Facebook's $3 billion offer

Snapchat turns its nose up at Facebook's $3 billion offer

Snapchat has reportedly thumbed its nose at Facebook's $3 billion, all-cash offer. The WSJ says Facebook's just one of many eager suitors currently wooing the supposedly-disappearing-photo service (a claim that at least one researcher has disproved), and it's not even the most generous.

Facebook locks users in a closet for using same passwords/emails on Adobe

Facebook locks users in a closet for using same passwords/emails on Adobe

Blessed be Facebook for using this real-world example to 100% back up Naked Security when we proselytize about the evils of password reuse. And if you're worried that Facebook's mining of breached Adobe customer records and quarantining of users is Big Brother-ish, fear not: the company didn't have to store passwords in clear text or pull any other boneheaded security move to know just what its customers' reused passwords are.

Facebook post of photo showing hand on breast gets school coach fired

Facebook post of photo showing hand on breast gets school coach fired

A US school basketball coach who posted a photo onto Facebook that showed her fiancé's hand on her breast has been fired, but her varsity football coach fiancé was let off the hook with only a reprimand.

'HackerOne': Microsoft and Facebook to offer app and web bug bounties

'HackerOne': Microsoft and Facebook to offer app and web bug bounties

Would-be bug hunters can earn $300 - $5000 thanks to Microsoft and Facebook, who have announced that they will now work together to offer cash rewards to white hats who discover flaws in popular software applications as well as across the web at large.

SSCC 122 - Facebook hoax, Microsoft 0-day, Android hole and Firefox going forward [PODCAST]

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What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.

Chet and Duck talk you through the latest news...

Facebook to put Report Abuse button at fingertips of bullying victims

Facebook to put Report Abuse button at fingertips of bullying victims

The Report button is just one tool in Facebook's new Bullying Prevention Hub. It will put help at victims' fingertips at the moment they need it most. Let's hope that the move helps to curb the horrible tide of bullying.

Death threats sent to woman who dressed as Boston Marathon bombing victim for Halloween

Death threats sent to woman who dressed as Boston Marathon bombing victim for Halloween

The 22-year-old US woman from Michigan tweeted and Instagrammed a photo of herself at work, dressed as a blood-covered runner. The backlash has been brutal, including getting fired and receiving death threats long after she apologized.

Lightbeam shines a light on which websites you're really visiting

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Do you really know where your browser goes when you type a URI into its address bar? Do you realise that that your browser not only accesses the site you intended but may also have visited 3rd party websites running connected services? Mozilla's Lightbeam shows you what's going on.

Fake femme fatale dupes IT guys at US government agency

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Some offered her jobs, asked her out to dinner, or offered to help her get network access and a laptop. In short, men who should know better flocked to "Emily", supposedly a 28-year-old MIT grad with 10 years of experience and fake social-media profiles to die for, like moths to the social engineering flame.

NSA, Apple, Facebook and Adobe - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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A touch of fun but with a serious side - and only a minute to watch it.

Give our weekly "60 Second Security" video a whirl today...

Wisconsin woman accused of posting love rivals' nude pics on Facebook

Wisconsin woman accused of posting love rivals' nude pics on Facebook

A woman from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, faces stalking and identity theft charges after she allegedly hacked into her ex-boyfriend's email and stole information not only on him, but also on his other love interests.

Facebook mulls silently tracking users' cursor movements to see which ads we like best

Facebook silently tracking users' cursors to see which ads float our boats

It's easier than tracking our eyeballs, and as it turns out, our mouse movements and hovers correlate quite well to where our gazes wander. That, of course, is a tasty way to amass a few more oceans' worth of data about Facebook users and how much time we look at those nice, revenue-producing ads.