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Global social media and the shared privileged account

Global social media and the shared privileged account

As quickly as social media can build a global brand, it can tear one down at the hands of malicious insiders or hackers.

New standard protects Facebook accounts from email ownership changes

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Facebook accounts are now being protected by a new email standard known as Require-Recipient-Valid-Since.

Proofpoint acquires Nexgate for $35 million

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The recent acquisition will allow Proofpoint customers to further secure their social media accounts.

Emma Watson Facebook scam infects users with malware

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A new Facebook scam leverages the popularity of the British actress to infect users with a trojan that steals data and signs up victims to a premium SMS scam.

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

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The social media giant believes the limits imposed by the DOJ on data in transparency reports for its users violates its First Amendment rights.

Facebook fights back against spammers

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The social media company in a blog post detailed its efforts to stop spammers and 'fake likes' businesses.

Bug in iOS Instagram app fixed, impacts Facebook accounts

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The vulnerability comes into play when Instagram users search for Facebook friends to "follow."

Russian Prime Minister's Twitter account hacked

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The Twitter account of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was hacked on Thursday to state, among other things, that he was resigning.

Mobile devices are the new endpoints...and both need protecting

Mobile devices are the new endpoints...and both need protecting

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The use of social media spreads throughout the internet and cares little if the participants are Joe and Jane or the Massive Big Company. They're all swimming in the same pond and they all are susceptible to breaches that involve social media use. And how do most people use social media? Mobile devices.

On Facebook, fake video of disrobing woman leads to malware

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Shortened URLs on Facebook, leading to a risqué webcam video, are actually being used to spread malware.

Facebook disrupts cryptocurrency-mining botnet Lecpetex

Facebook disrupts cryptocurrency-mining botnet Lecpetex

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Lecpetex attackers may have infected up to 250,000 computers, Facebook revealed.

Banks, payment services and social networks most targeted by phishing kits

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Researchers with PhishLabs analyzed nearly 9,000 phishing kits and learned that financial groups and social networks are most targeted.

Clandestine Fox attack op uses social engineering to woo new victims

Clandestine Fox attack op uses social engineering to woo new victims

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The operation previously targeted victims by exploiting bugs in popular software, FireEye said.

Facebook teams with security firms to integrate malware removal feature

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The social networking giant worked with Trend Micro and F-Secure to make the free software available to users.

Researchers detect SSL MitM attacks, method implemented by Facebook

Researchers detect SSL MitM attacks, method implemented by Facebook

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Facebook implemented a mechanism for detecting SSL man-in-the-middle attacks that a student, his academic advisor and two Facebook security experts helped develop.

Twitter implements system that identifies suspicious login behavior

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Twitter implemented a system that identifies suspicious login behavior, as well as simplified the password reset process.

'Covert Redirect' vulnerability impacts OAuth 2.0, OpenID

'Covert Redirect' vulnerability impacts OAuth 2.0, OpenID

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The Covert Redirect vulnerability could be used to, at the very least, steal credentials from users of big name websites, such as Facebook, Google and LinkedIn.

Wannabe Facebook hackers fooled into hacking their own accounts

Wannabe Facebook hackers fooled into hacking their own accounts

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A post claims that Facebook users can gain extra privileges by inserting code into their browser console window, but all it does is follow and "like" posts by the scammer.

Researcher reveals how Facebook Notes can be used to DDoS sites

Researcher reveals how Facebook Notes can be used to DDoS sites

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According to the programmer, Facebook responded to his findings, calling the attack scenario "interesting," but one it wouldn't fix.

Hacktivist claims Facebook is vulnerable to DNS attacks, Facebook says it's not

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Facebook debunked a reported claim by Mauritania Attacker, the alleged leader of hacktivist collective AnonGhost, that the social media website is vulnerable to DNS attacks.

WhatsApp bug allows for interception of shared locations

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Researchers identified a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could enable an attacker to intercept shared locations using a man-in-the-middle attack, or a rogue access point.

Facebook ups privacy measures, tests new user settings

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On Tuesday, the company unveiled the coming changes.

Phishers use fake voting campaign to steal Facebook credentials

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Experts have uncovered a phishing ruse that leverages a fake voting campaign to trick users into giving up their Facebook login credentials.

Facebook doled out $1.5 million to researchers in 2013 for bug bounties

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The social media giant received close to 15,000 submissions, 687 of which were valid.

Pinterest accounts hacked, display weight loss spam and butt pictures

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Hacked Pinterest accounts began posting weight loss spam, and pictures of butts too.

French consumer watchdog sues tech giants over data privacy

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One of the top consumer watchdogs in France has sued social media giants Twitter, Facebook and Google over their data-collection policies.

Turkish court rules to end ban on Twitter

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On Wednesday, a court in Ankara, Turkey overturned the government's ban on Twitter, according to a report by The New York Times.

FTC and Calif. AG dispute Facebook's stance on teen privacy

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris have each filed amicus briefs with a court of appeals disputing the interpretation of child privacy law in a federal case involving Facebook.

Twitter banned in Turkey

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According to reports, the Turkish Prime Minister vowed in a speech to "eradicate Twitter."

DoS attack takes down Hootsuite

DoS attack takes down Hootsuite

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An email sent out to the social media management platform's users states that the assault began Thursday at 6:45 a.m. PST, making the service temporarily unavailable.

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