Internet Safety & Privacy

British Student Attempts to Hack Facebook

British Student Attempts to Hack Facebook

In the world of hackers, there’s much ‘honor’ to be had in hacking big institutions such as the pentagon, CIA and big companies such as Microsoft and Apple. Facebook, of course, is fair game and has, in fact, attracted its fair share of would be attackers, the newest one being Glenn Steven Mangham, a 25-year…

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Facebook Releases Official Security Guide

Facebook Releases Official Security Guide

The sheer number of people falling victim to scams is proof that there’s some educating that needs to be done – and soon. It’s not a matter of common sense, as there are people who aren’t naturally internet savvy and therefore need some guidance on the matter. Facebook has decided to satisfy this need by…

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Woman Issues Warnings about Shipping Scam on Facebook

Woman Issues Warnings about Shipping Scam on Facebook

Have you ever wished that someone would randomly deliver free stuff to your doorstep? Well, you’re probably not the only one. Everybody loves free things. Problem is, there really isn’t any such thing as ‘free’ – not these days. So naturally, when Linda Hall and her daughter Amanda started having boxes of merchandise delivered to…

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Anonymous Denies Plot to Take Down Facebook

Anonymous Denies Plot to Take Down Facebook

For those who have November 5 marked on their calendars as the date for a showdown between Facebook and the hacker group, Anonymous, it looks like we’re in for either disappointment or relief. That all depends on whose side you took. The ominous video promising the destruction of Facebook on the 5th of November doesn’t…

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Mobile Malware – What you Need to Know [Infographic]

Mobile Malware – What you Need to Know [Infographic]

The rise of mobile malware has been a top story of 2011. From June 2010-January 2011, malware for the Android operating system rose by 400%! Malware creators follow the crowds, and mobile web browsing is huge. Some experts predict the amount of mobile malware to double this year. This infographic from Bullguard, does an excellent…

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Hacker Group “Anonymous” Vows to Destroy Facebook on November 5th

Hacker Group “Anonymous” Vows to Destroy Facebook on November 5th

“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November” – history buffs (and pretty much all the people who read or watched V for Vendetta) will no doubt associate that line with Guy Fawkes, instigator of the Gunpowder Treason, and a modern-day mascot for the concept of Anarchy. But now we’re forced to do more than just remember…

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'Smash or Pass' Groups – Provocative Playground for Internet Predators

'Smash or Pass' Groups – Provocative Playground for Internet Predators

Recently, Facebook has seen a rise in the popularity of Smash or Pass groups. These are communities wherein teens post their pictures so that other teens may comment with either ‘smash’ or ‘pass’. Smash would mean that they would willingly engage with sexual intercourse with the person should the opportunity arise; and Pass if they…

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'Smash or Pass' Group – Provocative Playground for Internet Predators

'Smash or Pass' Group – Provocative Playground for Internet Predators

Recently, Facebook has seen a rise in the popularity of Smash or Pass groups. These are communities wherein teens post their pictures so that other teens may comment with either ‘smash’ or ‘pass’. Smash would mean that they would willingly engage with sexual intercourse with the person should the opportunity arise; and Pass if they…

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[Viral Hoax]  In the coming days, you should be aware@: Do not open any message with an attachment called: Invitation FACEBOOK

[Viral Hoax] In the coming days, you should be aware@: Do not open any message with an attachment called: Invitation FACEBOOK

Below is another “Facebook Virus” warning that has exploded in popularity recently: PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS NOTICE TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CONTACTS! In the coming days, you should be aware@: Do not open any message with an attachment called: Invitation FACEBOOK, regardless of who sent it. It’s virus that opens an Olympic torch that burns the…

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Facebook plans to update the News Feed – Should you be concerned?

Facebook plans to update the News Feed – Should you be concerned?

Get ready – it looks like Facebook is gearing up for another update – one that’s bound to get on the nerves of those who value their privacy. If you were miffed about how Facebook was taking liberties with our data in order to attract advertisers, then you’ll probably not be a fan of the…

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