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Yearly Archives: 2012

New Scam Tricking People By Offering New Facebook Profile Look
New Scam Tricking People By Offering New Facebook Profile Look
Another day, another email scam that uses Facebook to trick unsuspecting users into visiting a shady pharmaceutical site. If the word "another" is confusing you, let's just say that this style of scam isn't making its first lap around the track.
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Facebook Black Is Scamming You
Facebook Black Is Scamming You
As more and more people join social networks like Facebook and Twitter, it only gets easier for scam artists to pick off a few non-discerning users. The latest scam that's making its way across Facebook offers to change your user interface to a cool, new color if you're sick of the boring old Facebook blue.
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In Defense of the Mobile App
In Defense of the Mobile App
When the first iPhone was released in 2007, Apple hedged its bets by delivering a core set of mobile apps, but also arguably the first fully capable browser on a mobile device. In fact, it wasn't until a full year later that Apple rolled out the App Store to enable content creators to customize content delivery and user experience for the iOS platform.
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Sponsored Study Finds Cybercrime Costs Rising
Sponsored Study Finds Cybercrime Costs Rising
HP and the Ponemon Institute today unveiled a new security study that shows the cost and frequency of cybercrime has risen for the third year in a row.
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Malware Infested Twitter Messages Contain Fake Facebook Links
Malware Infested Twitter Messages Contain Fake Facebook Links
Twitter users need to be on the lookout for a new round of malware-carrying spam messages that are coming from compromised accounts, possibly even from Twitter profiles they trust.
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Cybercrime On The Rise For Mobile And Social
Cybercrime On The Rise For Mobile And Social
Cybercrime is perhaps the most devastating, yet most preventable, form of crime. Victims can have their lives utterly destroyed by a hacker. Those same victims often share a part in the blame because it could have been easily prevented by using some common sense and utilizing online security tools that are freely available to all.
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Fake Facebook Tag Notifications Are Latest Malware
Fake Facebook Tag Notifications Are Latest Malware
If you receive an email that looks like it's from Facebook and says that you've been tagged in a photo, you may want to scour it for abnormalities. That's because the latest malware on the loose involves a common Facebook email notification.
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Did Anonymous Hack The PSN Again?
Did Anonymous Hack The PSN Again?
Here we go again. The Twitter feed for YourAnonNews just alerted everybody to a PasteBin dump that claims to have hacked the PSN. The guy behind it says that he's not on Twitter, Facebook or IRC. I've never heard of an Anonymous member not on IRC, but let's indulge him for now.
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Apple Takes Security Precautions In Light Of Honan Hacking
Apple Takes Security Precautions In Light Of Honan Hacking
One of this week's big tech stories has been the hacking of Wired reporter Mat Honan, who had his digital life "destroyed" by hackers, after they took over his Google account, his Twitter account, and his AppleID.
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China Targets Internet Crime
China Targets Internet Crime
China is becoming more and more of a progressive nation in terms of economic policies and personal freedoms. That being said, the communist government still flexes their power from time to time. It's unfortunate that the Internet was the victim in the latest round of arrests.
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