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Hoaxes and Facebook

Posted by David Harley on January 22, 2015

The security industry doesn’t generally take hoaxes very seriously – even if it recognizes the SEO value of Facebook – but Facebook itself has recognized that it has a massive problem with scams and hoaxes. Is crowdsourcing the answer? Opinions vary.

UK government continues its attack on privacy

Posted by Kevin on November 27, 2014

The UK government is continuing to demonize internet companies, almost suggesting that they are the cause of successful terrorist attacks. In a report by the Intelligence Committee into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby it suggests that Facebook should have detected and reported the single known incidence of one of the murderers showing his hand […]

A serious unfixed flaw in Facebook – maybe

Posted by Kevin on November 13, 2014

Vivek Bansal wrote to me. I have something fantastic to share with you all which can give your readers an interesting read ! This story is to bring your attention on a very serious security breach from Facebook and their casual attitude towards it. Some 11 months ago Bansal responsibly reported a Facebook flaw. Facebook […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/03/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 3, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, October 3, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Government to use a Bill of Rights to […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/29/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 29, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, September 29, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News With New Ad Platform, Facebook Opens Gates to Its Vault of […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/23/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 23, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Tuesday, September 23, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News European banks and Europol join forces to fight cybercrime   The […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/10/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 10, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, September 10, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News How the Next iPhone Could Finally Kill the Credit Card   […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 08/28/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 28, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, August 28, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. (News only today) News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Facebook class action Max Schrems (Europe-V-Facebook) has commenced […]

Lecpetex is/is not taken down by Facebook and is/is not like Zeus – possibly

Posted by Kevin on July 10, 2014

A new whitepaper published yesterday by F-Secure Labs provides technical details on the malware known as Lecpetex. It follows Facebook’s publication yesterday of a report titled, Taking Down the Lecpetex Botnet. Lecpetex is a botnet primarily designed to mine bitcoins and primarily spread via the Facebook social network through malicious attachments to messages sent out […]

EU/US safe harbour regime referred to the ECJ

Posted by Kevin on June 18, 2014

Irish Judge Hogan has agreed in part and disagreed in part with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s ruling against Max Schrems (Europe versus Facebook) in an earlier complaint against Facebook. The fundamental issue is whether Facebook is in breach of the EU/US safe harbour agreement for the protection of personal European data. Key to this […]