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Facebook: “Your friend added a new photo with you to the album” e-mail contains a trojan

It’s not like this type of phishing scam hasn’t been seen before, where you receive an e-mail that looks like it’s been sent by Facebook telling you that a friend has added a photo with you in it. This time though, the e-mail comes with an attachment containing a malicious trojan that can infect your […]

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Fake WhatsApp Facebook apps trick users into installing potentially malicious software

The popular cross-platform mobile instant messenger, WhatsApp, has found popularity with scammers using its branding to trick users into giving access to contact details as well as installing potentially malicious software. No official Facebook app for WhatsApp It’s easy to identify which Facebook apps are fake as WhatsApp themselves do not have an official app […]

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What’s the big deal with Facebook email addresses?

You might have heard about the news recently of Facebook changing the default e-mail address of its users to an @facebook.com e-mail address. If you haven’t heard, you might Like to check your Facebook contact details. There’s a good chance your primary e-mail address is your name followed by @facebook.com! I’m not usually one for […]

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Users targeted in phishing scams after LinkedIn passwords breach

After the security breach where millions of LinkedIn passwords were stolen, LinkedIn users now face being targeted in phishing scams to confirm their e-mail address. Potentially, further phishing scams may appear providing links to reset your password. E-mails have been sent, which appear to be from the social networking site, containing a link prompting users […]

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LinkedIn confirms reports of millions of user passwords stolen – more than 60% cracked!

Following yesterday’s article amid rumours that 6.5 million passwords of LinkedIn users were stolen, these rumours have now officially been confirmed by LinkedIn. In addition, Sophos Labs have identified that 3.5 million of these stolen passwords have already been cracked. That means that more than 60% of the stolen passwords have been published publicly online. […]

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Millions of LinkedIn passwords potentially leaked online

A database containing millions of LinkedIn passwords has been published on a Russian forum. The passwords are encrypted, although they do supposedly belong to LinkedIn users. The individuals that published the database seemingly were requesting help to decrypt the 6.5 million passwords that have been stolen. It is rumoured that 300,000 passwords have already been cracked. It appears […]

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Malware spreads through instant messaging and social media like Facebook

Instant messaging (IM) services and social media sites are used for connecting and sharing with others. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using this to their advantage and malware spreads through instant messaging and social media too. Trend Micro have identified a worm, known as Worm_Steckct.evl, that is spread by sending private messages on Facebook, as well as other […]

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Look out for bogus ads on Facebook!

Be wary of video adverts across Facebook that are resulting in malicious polymorphic attacks! Adverts appearing on Facebook enticing you to watch a video can lead to a web page that looks similar to Facebook asking you to download a browser extension (plug-in) to watch a video. If you click the download button to install […]

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