Tag Archives: Social Media

A New Year resolution: Simplify security

  As the year comes to close and we look ahead to 2014, many of us turn our attention to New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking or getting fit are all popular goals. But as our lives become more … Continue reading

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Snapchat exploits published by snubbed researchers

  After months of being ignored by the company behind the popular instant messaging app Snapchat, Australian hackers Gibson Security has finally published exploits that they discovered. The exploits could be used to match names and phone numbers on Snapchat. Additionally, unscrupulous … Continue reading

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Hackers Break Into Interior Ministry Emails; Reveal Spying on Anti-Mining Leaders

  A group linked to the Anonymous hackers group broke into the emails of Interior Minister Walter Alban and other high-ranking government officials, revealing documents that were classified as secret, according to daily La Republica. The group, which goes by the name of LuIzSec … Continue reading

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Can Your Facebook Profile Help You With Airline Travel?

A passenger apparently proved that you can use your Facebook profile as valid identification to get through airport security. Zach Klein, co-founder of video site Vimeo and current CEO of DIY.org, recently shared via his Twitter account an instance during his air travel on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Police: Hacker caught

The juvenile was arrested Tuesday evening and faces accusations of identity deception and fraud. Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller started his investigation after a 54-year-old Howard County woman reported that her debit card was being used to make unauthorized Internet purchases. … Continue reading

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Washington teen arrested in school threats report

  A 14-year-old Tumwater boy who had done Internet research on school shootings and expressed a “fascination with Columbine,” was arrested after a friend reported the teen had threatened to shoot students at his school and harm himself, a prosecutor said Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Keep your children safe online this Christmas

  With the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets as Christmas gifts to children, Dorset Police is issuing online safety advice for parents as part of the Countdown to Christmas campaign. Children can face a number of risks online which include accessing inappropriate websites, … Continue reading

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5 Social Media Security Threats Confronting Enterprises

  Bangalore: Man is a social being and cannot live in aloofness. Uprising of Social media like Twitter, Facebook, and LikedIn added ease to our social senses. It is this prowess of social media increasingly becoming the platform for entrepreneurs to … Continue reading

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Facebook helped apprehend sexual predator

  Federal agents in South Carolina were able to track down and apprehend a sexual predator earlier this year with the help of Facebook, reports South Carolina news outlet The State. Investigators were able to link child pornography found on a … Continue reading

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Twitter vulnerability lets apps send DMs without user permission

  Security researcher Egor Homakov has discovered a Twitter vulnerability which allows apps to send DMs without requiring explicit user permission. TNW has verified the findings and can confirm the bug. This means Twitter apps that don’t ask for permission to send DMs can … Continue reading

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