(get it in RSS or Atom)

Facebook bug bounty program paid out $1.5m in 2013


According to newly published figures, Facebook paid out around $1.5m (about £900,000) in 2013 through its vulnerability research program, spread between 330 researchers.

Phone spyware, Mac security, and WhatsApp privacy - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How do you get spyware on your victim, er, target's phone? Have Mac users changed their attitude to security? And how deep does privacy run at WhatsApp?

Find out in 60 seconds!

WhatsApp and privacy - will Facebook make things better, worse, or both?


WhatsApp, the super-popular SMS replacement acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, continues to wrestle with a thorny problem.

How can it tame the public's attitude to its own attitude to privacy?

Whatsapp's Jan Koum says privacy won't suffer with Facebook acquisition

Whatsapp logo

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of Whatsapp, has responded to concerns that have surfaced since the company was acquired by Facebook.

Facebook is not launching a "No Religion" or a "No Swearing" campaign


No, Facebook isn't banning religion from the site, nor is it putting a permanent account ban on anyone with a foul mouth. Don't fall for these latest Facebook hoaxes.

"Girl killed herself" Facebook scam - be aware before you Share!


The "Girl killed herself video" bait-and-switch scam on Facebook, now in its fifth year, is back.

Here are three tips to help us stamp these scams out at last.

Be aware before you Share!

US girl loses her father's $80K settlement after boasting about win on Facebook

US girl loses her father $80K settlement with Facebook raspberry

A daughter took to Facebook to blow a raspberry at her father's former employer over a successful court settlement. The post, while being a petite thing of only 25 words, was big enough in the "breached confidentiality" department to cost Dad his settlement.

Facebook survives, Apple patches, and Naked Security wins! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How harmless is that "Facebook shutting down on 29 February" hoax?

Is system reimaging really a security tool?

Find out this and more! 60 Sec Security - 01 Mar 2014

The "Talking Angela" chain letter: Three tips to help you avoid Facebook hoaxes


The "Talking Angela" chain letter, which tells a scary but unsubstantiated security story about a popular game, is spreading again.

Here are three tips to help you steer clear of security hoaxes on Facebook...

Facebook knows the likely religion of your Valentine's Day snuggle-bunny

Facebook knows the likely religion of your Valentine's Day snuggle-bunny.

Jedis tend to marry outside their faith (It's really hard to find somebody who's a good midi-chlorians fit). Sikhs and Muslims are quite unlikely to do so. Just two of Facebook's conclusions in the first installment of a week's worth of Valentine's Day-related personal data crunching.

Safer Internet Day: don't be an online sheep - our Top 10 Tips help you think before you act


Today is Safer Internet Day, aimed at helping youngsters to enjoy the internet without putting themselves at risk.

So here are our Top 10 Tips. Don't be a sheep and just follow the defaults - it's OK to be different, and to think for yourself before you make choices online!

And the results of our "How trustworthy is Facebook" poll are...


As we reported recently, Facebook wants to know how trustworthy its users find it, but it's not sharing the results. So we ran our own poll of how many people trust Facebook and hereby present the results. (NB: We categorically define "people" as meaning "our readers".)

Facebook is a bad way to rate potential employees, study finds

Facebook is a bad way to rate potential employees, study finds

Call it joie de vivre, or, perhaps, joie de postings, but many of us have the tendency to use social media to promote our potentially drunken, boss-bashing, and/or controversial selves.

Watch out! Facebook is NOT closing in March - please don't spread the hoax!

It's the first calendar quarter of the year, and with February and March on the visible horizon, we're seeing the annual reappearance of "Facebook is closing" hoaxes.

Even if you think they're funny, please don't help them to spread...

The exact number of people* who trust Facebook is... [POLL]

The exact number of people* who trust Facebook is... [POLL]

...what we here at Naked Security will tell you (IF you take the poll), being all open to sharing 'n' stuff. That's in stark contrast to the zip-lipped Facebergians themselves, who are polling users about the trust thing but won't tell anybody the results. *We hereby definitively define "people" as being "our readers."

Skype's Twitter account compromised by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft's reading Skype messages

Microsoft's Skype brand had its Twitter, Facebook and WordPress accounts hacked by a someone claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army. The real question is, where was the two-factor?

Are the websites you're using tracking what you type?

Is the website you're using tracking what you type?

Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or any webpage can track everything you do and could be keylogging your every pointer movement or keystroke. But it's how the internet has been since forever, though many, many people don't know it and are horrified to find out.

Top tech coalition demands limits on government surveillance

Top tech coalition demands limits on government surveillance

A coalition of the world's leading technology companies - AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo - is asking the world's governments to reassess intelligence gathering practices.

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.

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!