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Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.

18 months later, and Facebook Profile Viewer rogue apps still successfully tricking users

18 months later, and Facebook still failing to stop Profile Viewer rogue apps

Facebook does not give you any way to find out who has been viewing your profile.

Any application or link which claims it can reveal to you who has should be treated with great suspicion.

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users with SOPA/PIPA warning

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users

Stop! If you've been told to verify your Facebook account before June 15th you may be about to be scammed.

Facebook teams up with Sophos and other security vendors

Facebook teams up with Sophos

Facebook has announced that it is teaming up with a number of security vendors, including Sophos.

Check your Twitter account for rogue applications

Check your Twitter account for rogue applications

If you're careless about what applications you allow to access your Twitter account, don't be surprised if you find the bad guys are spamming tweets out in your name without your permission.

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

A rogue application which claims to allow you to see who has viewed your Facebook profile is spreading between accounts on the popular social network.

Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it's a rogue application spreading virally

Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it's a rogue application spreading virally

Messages are spreading rapidly on Facebook claiming to reveal a way to find out who has been secretly viewing your profile.

The truth is, however, that it's another scheme to earn money for scammers.

Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook via rogue application

Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook

Want a Google+ invite?

Be careful not to fall for a scam spreading quickly on rival social network Facebook.

Beware shortcuts for getting more followers on Twitter

Beware shortcuts for getting more followers on Twitter

There are various different ways of getting more followers on Twitter. But some of them may bring unexpected risks.

TimeSpentHere rogue app spreads virally on Twitter

TimeSpentHere rogue app spreads virally on Twitter

Some Twitter users have fallen for yet another rogue application, tricking them into believing that they will discover how many hours they have spent tweeting their little hearts out.

Would you have fallen for it?

Hours spent on Twitter? Don't click on scam spreading virally on Twitter

Hours spent on Twitter? Don't click on scam spreading virally on Twitter

Another rogue application is spreading between unsuspecting Twitter users, claiming to tell you how many hours you have spent on on the network.

The messages all look pretty similar, and use a currently trending topic such as Richard Dawkins, Cheryl Cole landing the job of a judge on the US edition of "X Factor", or it being Mother's Day in the United States.

Lord Gaga video banned? Twitter rogue app spread by scammers

Lord Gaga video banned? Twitter rogue app spread by scammers

Scammers are seeding an attack against Twitter users, posing as a banned video of "Lord Gaga" in an attempt to compromise accounts.

Using a selection of newly created Twitter accounts, which have the names and avatars of young women, the tweeted-out messages all claim to point to a censored music video.

Banned Lady Gaga video attack spreads on Twitter via rogue app

Banned Lady Gaga video attack spreads on Twitter via rogue app

Watch out for tweets about a banned Lady Gaga video, currently spreading across the Twitter network.

Is it possible Lady Gaga herself fell for this scam?

Anger after scam-exposing community shut down by Facebook

Anger after scam-exposing community shut down by Facebook

In a bizarre and hard-to-understand move, a Facebook page which has helped countless users stay safe online has been shut down... by Facebook.

Unfollowed Me rogue application spreads virally on Twitter

Unfollowed Me rogue application spreads virally on Twitter

Thousands of Twitter users have fallen into the trap of allowing rogue third-party applications access their Twitter accounts, believing that it would tell them how many people have unfollowed them.

An open letter to Facebook about safety and privacy

Open letter to Facebook

Dear Facebook,

As you know, for some years we have been discussing with your security team our concerns about safety and privacy on Facebook.

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

A new chain letter is spreading across Facebook, posted by users in an apparent attempt to warn others about rogue applications.

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Thousands of Facebook users are freaking out after apparently being tagged in photos of Olive Garden food.

Find out about the scam spreading across the social network.

The Twilight Breaking Dawn Facebook scam

The Twilight Breaking Dawn Facebook scam

Scam links to what pretends to be a "Twilight Breaking Dawn" game have affected many users of Facebook.

Don't let your love for heart throbs Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart out-rule your head.

Theme Park accident video used as bait by Facebook viral scammers

Theme Park accident video used as bait by Facebook viral scammers

This weekend Facebook users have seen their online friends seemingly pass around links claiming to point to video footage of theme park accidents in either Alton Towers in the UK, Summertime Theme Park Australia, or Universal Studios in Hollywood. But all is not what it seems.