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15M users breached? Nah, just an "isolated incident." 60 Second Security

Watch this week's 60 Second Security video and catch up on the latest intriguing security stories...

No, you will NOT be charged £5.99 to keep your Facebook posts private!


Another day, another "post this message" hoax!

Jennifer Aniston's wedding dress photos are fake


A photo of the dress has fans swooning, but the label on that designer gown should be changed to read "House of Hoax."

Don't bother signing up for the giant water slide Facebook events

SLide N Fly Facebook event

The photo for the huge water slide was stolen from a US company and used on 50 event pages for UK towns and cities, none of which report knowing anything about it.

Facebook update aims to reduce News Feed hoaxes

Cleaning products. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Facebook has announced a new update designed to remove bogus news stories and outright hoaxes from its users' News Feeds.

"Dear Facebook, I DEMAND that you ignore my demands" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly security news video, for your viewing pleasure.

Fun with a serious side, in just one minute...watch now!

Facebook privacy policy change hoax: DON’T SPREAD THE FEAR!


Another year, the same old "Facebook privacy policy" hoax.


Has the PlayStation Network really been hacked? Should you change your password?


A smallish sample of usernames and passwords allegedly stolen from the PlayStation Network (PSN), Windows Live and 2K Gaming Studio has been leaked by a trio of crackers.

Real or hoax?

'Facebook Drug Task Force’ hoax cranks up the paranoia

'Facebook Drug Task Force’ hoax cranks up the paranoia

Just in time for Facebook's newly announced "Satire" tag, a satirical news site brings us Facebook's corporate police force, replete with assault weapons and anti-bomb vehicles, transporting their first two busted users to the nation's first corporate jail - which is in Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, of course.

Student jailed for refusing to hand over password to police

Student jailed for refusing to hand over password to police

Christopher Wilson, who has his own business programming artificial intelligence systems, is suspected of hacking into police websites and using a voice-changing device to make hoax telephone calls warning of a cyber attack. When detectives asked Wilson to reveal his computer password to aid in their investigation he refused.

Sydney teen arrested as hacking hoaxster sends SWAT team to his house

Sydney teen arrested as hacking hoaxster sends SWAT team to his house

Having been told that residents were tied up inside the home, and that shots had been fired, officers swooped on the Bonar Street address at 4.40 am. But it was all a hoax.

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.

The Talking Angela witch hunt - what on earth is going on?

Talking Angela

For the last week, the internet - and Facebook in particular - has been positively moist with the foamy, spittle flecks of an outraged, pitchfork wielding mob. The outrage has been so verbose and so sudden that the internet has all but run out of upper case letters.

SSCC 135 - Flappy Bird frenzy, Talking Angela talkfest, NBC hype, Kickstarter and Forbes [PODCAST]


What happened to Flappy Bird? Why was Talking Angela so talked about? Is internet access at the Winter Olympics in Sochi really a "special danger" situation? What can we learn from the database breaches at Kickstarter and Forbes?

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...

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...

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


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...

Please don't spread the Facebook "giraffe picture" hoax!


A bizarre warning is circulating on Facebook urging you not to change your profile picture to a giraffe.

It's a hoax - so please don't spread it, even if you think it's amusing: false alarms just make us collectively less likely to react when there really is a problem.

Online dating scam costs lovelorn Canadian $500k

Lovelorn Canadian conned out of $500k in online dating scam

The rise of online dating has been spotted by cyber-crooks looking to exploit every weakness of the web-using world. Poor "Tony" lost $500,000 (CAD) to online scammers after being pulled into a complex, long-term fake romance con by a man he met on a dating site.

Seriously folks, you should know that Facebook warning about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk

Seriously folks, you should know Facebook hoax about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk

Facebook users have been sharing a warning about a virus that "burns the entire hard disk".

It's nonsense, of course. When will people learn?