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Brazil's Supreme Court nixes lower court's WhatsApp ban

Brazil's Supreme Court nixes lower court's WhatsApp ban

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The Supreme Court in Brazil nixed a ban on WhatsApp imposed by a lower court judge earlier today.

Twitter rolls out online application process for account verification

Twitter rolls out online application process for account verification

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Twitter said Tuesday it had created an online application process so that Twitter accounts could receive verified status.

Guilty plea in Celebgate nude photos hacker investigation

Edward Majerczyk from Chicago, USA, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge in relation to the Celebgate investigation triggered in 2014 by the leaking of nude photos of celebrities.

The Brasil vs. Facebook standoff boosts the use of Telegram with criminals

The Brasil vs. Facebook standoff boosts the use of Telegram with criminals

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Brazil really seems to have it in for WhatsApp and its parent Facebook.

10K Facebook users infected by malware

10K Facebook users infected by malware

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A message seeming to come from a Facebook friend was instead a source of malware that ensnared 10,000 users.

Hacker appoints himself new Oculus CEO on hijacked Twitter account

Hacker appoints himself new Oculus CEO on hijacked Twitter account

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A hacker yesterday accessed the Twitter account of Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and posted several fake tweets, including one that announced a leadership change.

U.S. Customs and DHS: Passports please, and social media accounts?

U.S. Customs and DHS: Passports please, and social media accounts?

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DHS and U.S. Customs propose screening of social media accounts for foreign travelers.

Media files at risk from malware targeting Viber

Media files at risk from malware targeting Viber

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Viber, a popular social media app, is being targeted by malware capable of stealing photos and videos.

British teen admits to cyberattack on SeaWorld

British teen admits to cyberattack on SeaWorld

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A British teenager has admitted to instigating cyberattacks on SeaWorld in Florida, but has denied launching bomb threats to airlines in the U.S. via Twitter.

Facebook comment tag malware scam targets Chrome users

Facebook comment tag malware scam targets Chrome users

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Scammers are spreading JavaScript malware disguised as a Facebook comment tag notification.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

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Three weeks after hijacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the mischievous OurMine hacking group appears to have briefly seized control of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account.

Email attacks targeting online networkers, says Intel's Samani

Email attacks targeting online networkers, says Intel's Samani

Raj Samani, CTO EMEA of Intel Security, has warned of the risks of employees networking online. As social networking sites contain a wealth of information on an organisation, they can be a treasure trove for criminals wanting to carry out email-based attacks.

Dangerous connections: Risky LinkedIn behavior runs rampant, finds survey

Dangerous connections: Risky LinkedIn behavior runs rampant, finds survey

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New research on LinkedIn and social media habits shows that many users are guilty of indiscriminately connecting with online strangers, potentially opening them up to spear phishing schemes and business email compromise scams.

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

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At one time ridiculed over lax cybersecurity, the federal health insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov scored second-highest out of approximately 1,000 websites in the Online Trust Alliance's eighth annual Trust Audit and Honor Roll.

Tessa88 hacker continues rampage, puts Twitter account info up for sale

Tessa88 hacker continues rampage, puts Twitter account info up for sale

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Already linked to the LinkedIn, Myspace, Tumblr and VK.com breaches, Russian hacker Tessa88 earlier this week claimed access to 379 million Twitter accounts, reportedly offering to sell the leaked database for 10 bitcoins.

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

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Following several social media site breaches, Netflix said users whose passwords may have been compromised must change their login credentials.

NFL's Twitter account hacked, announces commissioner Goodell's death

NFL's Twitter account hacked, announces commissioner Goodell's death

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The NFL's Twitter account was hacked today with a tweet being posted stating that league commissioner Roger Goodell was dead.

Zuckerberg cyber-zecurity zucks!

Zuckerberg cyber-zecurity zucks!

It seems that the Facebook founder has committed one of the cardinal sins of cyber-security and used the same password for different accounts, resulting in a public shaming.

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

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A hacker that has targeted several American social media sites has now hit the Russian version of Facebook

'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public servers

'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public servers

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Calling its actions a "cruel reminder of what happens when you don't use proper security hygiene," the hacker group GhostShell doxxed approximately 36 million online accounts from various databases found on public servers that don't require credentials to access.

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

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Time Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the Memorial Day weekend.

It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware

It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware

A new scam is tricking users of WhatsApp into downloading a so-called exclusive version of the app called 'WhatsApp Gold', which infects mobile devices with malware.

2.5K Twitter accounts hacked to spread links to adult content

2.5K Twitter accounts hacked to spread links to adult content

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Hackers hijacked 2,500 Twitter accounts and used them to spread links for adult content.

Researcher brute forces Instagram, cites multiple internal flaws

Researcher brute forces Instagram, cites multiple internal flaws

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Information security bug-bounty hunter Arne Swinnen used several flaws with Instagram's login system to brute force his way into the social media giant and gain access to member accounts.

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

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The hacker behind the notorious breaches of Hacking Team embarked on a humanitarian project to assist a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Rojava region in northern Syria.

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

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A new government survey shows that U.S. households are growing averse to even the most routine online transactions, due to cyberattacks imperiling users' finances, identities and privacy.

Facebook making its CTF platform available

Facebook making its CTF platform available

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Facebook is making its Capture the Flag, or CTF, gaming platform available to teach cyber skills.

Twitter blocks intel agencies from data analytics service

Twitter blocks intel agencies from data analytics service

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Twitter blocked U.S. intelligence agencies' access to data provided by a private company that scans Twitter feeds.

Google moves Blogger pages to HTTPS versions

Google moves Blogger pages to HTTPS versions

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In a move to strengthen the security of its Blogger platform, Google launched HTTPS versions of all blogs hosted on the company's blogspot.com domain.

10-year-old Finn nabs $10K Facebook bug bounty for Instagram flaw

10-year-old Finn nabs $10K Facebook bug bounty for Instagram flaw

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A 10-year-old Finn was awarded $10,000 by Facebook's bug bounty program after discovering a vulnerability in the Instagram app.

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