Internet Safety & Privacy

20% of Facebook Users Exposed to Malicious Newsfeed Posts

20% of Facebook Users Exposed to Malicious Newsfeed Posts

Safego is a Facebook application created by software security manufacturer BitDefender. Safego scans social networking profiles for malicious code e-threats, spam and other vulnerabilities. http://www.facebook.com/Facecrooks#!/bitdefender.safego. One staggering finding revealed by Safego statistics is that 20% of Facebook users are exposed to dangerous or malicious posts present in their newsfeed. BitDefender analyzed the user accounts of…

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Is Facebook Policing Messages an Invasion of Privacy?

Is Facebook Policing Messages an Invasion of Privacy?

Facebook is now blocking messages that contain links to torrent sites or other pirated content. Wired.com reports that Facebook has been blocking torrent links on Facebook walls and newsfeeds since last spring. If a user tries to send a message that contains a link to a torrent site, they receive a message stating, “This message…

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Enhance your privacy with the Super Logoff

Enhance your privacy with the Super Logoff

If clamping down the privacy settings on your Facebook page isn’t enough to help you sleep at night, take a cue from the youth of America. Try the “super-logoff.” Performing the trick doesn’t take superhuman powers. Instead of just closing a browser window or clicking the “log off” button at the top right of the…

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Facebook introduces Account Protection security feature

Facebook introduces Account Protection security feature

Facebook has released a new security feature called “Account Protection” for its users that notifies you how secure your account is. A bar graph is displayed showing your overall security level based on your privacy, security and applications settings. Settings range from “very low” for minimally protected accounts to “high” for those users that have…

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Becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life – Facebook Pedophile Hoax

Becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life – Facebook Pedophile Hoax

We recently received a question asking us if there was any truth to a posting that has been seen spreading on Facebook. The warning circulating is advising people to not join a Facebook group called “becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life.” The posting goes on to say that a…

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Is your phone number published on Facebook?

Is your phone number published on Facebook?

A lot of Facebook users include their phone number(s) in their personal profile information. Facebook makes this information easily available by accessing your “friends” page. If you click the “Phonebook” link a listing of all your friends, and their numbers will be displayed. A lot of smart phones sync your mobile contacts with your Facebook…

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Is your phone number published on Facebook?

Is your phone number published on Facebook?

A lot of Facebook users include their phone number(s) in their personal profile information. Facebook makes this information easily available by accessing your “friends” page. If you click the “Phonebook” link a listing of all your friends and their numbers will be displayed. A pretty convenient feature if you need a quick number, huh? The…

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National UnFriend Day

National UnFriend Day

This past week Jimmy Kimmel announced a new holiday, “National UnFriend Day” to be observed on November 17, 2010. In his monologue, Kimmel pokes fun at the people that have 500+ Facebook “friends.” He reminisces of the days when the term “friend” actually had some meaning. All joking aside, there is a real privacy risk…

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Internet and Privacy – Never the twain shall meet
kb variant

kb variant

Security researchers warn that a new drive-by download attack is capable of infecting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems with a new variant of the notorious Koobface worm. The attack was spotted on social networking websites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, the usual hunting grounds of the Koobface gang. It begins with users receiving…

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