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WhatsApp to share users' phone numbers with Facebook

WhatsApp to share users' phone numbers with Facebook

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WhatsApp announced a revised privacy policy that will allow the messaging service to share user phone numbers with Facebook.

Ashley Madison taken to task over security issues in Aussie, Canadian report

Ashley Madison taken to task over security issues in Aussie, Canadian report

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A joint investigation by the Canadian and Australian governments looking at the hack of the adult dating site Ashley Madison found it lacked the safeguards needed to protect the personal information of its customers.

Hackers for Harambe? Zoo official's twitter hacked for slain gorilla

Hackers for Harambe? Zoo official's twitter hacked for slain gorilla

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In the name of a slain gorilla, hacktivists appear to have targeted the twitter account Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard.

Is Android as easy to secure as the latest AV-TEST results appear to suggest?

Is Android as easy to secure as the latest AV-TEST results appear to suggest?

An independent IT security research facility has reviewed Android, and despite constant charges of insecurity, found the mobile platform to be far from wanting ?

Cyber stalker arrested after doing too much to keep up with the Kardashians

Cyber stalker arrested after doing too much to keep up with the Kardashians

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A San Francisco Bay-area woman was arrested Thursday after doing a little too much to keep up with the Kardashians.

Twitter suspends 235,000 terrorist linked accounts in six months

Twitter suspends 235,000 terrorist linked accounts in six months

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The social media giant listed these stats in a Thursday statement detailing the firm's most recent efforts to combat terrorism on its platform.

Scotland Yard setting up Twitter police task force

Scotland Yard setting up Twitter police task force

Scotland Yard is to setup a Twitter task force which will hunt offensive online comments, and bring those posting them to justice.

Researcher spots 'Freebooting' vulnerability in Facebook tool

Researcher spots 'Freebooting' vulnerability in Facebook tool

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NETMYSOFT Chief Technical Officer Laxman Muthiyah spotted a vulnerability on Facebook's Rights Manager platform which allows Freebooting.

Facebook hit with hoax scams purporting terror incidents and celebrity deaths

Facebook hit with hoax scams purporting terror incidents and celebrity deaths

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Facebook users are being lured into giving up their credentials in response to alarming messages about terror incidents and celebrity deaths.

WhatsApp chats aren't getting deleted completely

WhatsApp chats aren't getting deleted completely

Researcher finds that WhatsApp leaves traces of all chats in the database of iOS devices, leaving the user vulnerable should the phone be forensically examined.

390K affected in Disney Playdom forums breach

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media are notiying users that the Disney Playdom forums website was breached.

Russian web hub Deer.io offering stolen goods and exploit services, report

Russian web hub Deer.io offering stolen goods and exploit services, report

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A robust underground marketplace for the sale of stolen products from compromised accounts as well as shady online services has been detected in Russia.

U.K. testing social media logins for authentication

U.K. testing social media logins for authentication

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To enhance the use of its web portal, gov.uk, the U.K. government is testing the use of its subscribers' social media logins as an authentication method.

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.

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