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  • Facebook begins testing new, simplified privacy settings

    09.04.2014

    If you are a regular Facebook user but you haven't reviewed your privacy settings in a while, you may have already seen Facebook's new "privacy dinosaur," which tries to make users think about whom they are sharing things with and to regularly check their privacy settings: But what you may not know is that Facebook has decided to make a few more tweaks to address some of the criticism it has been getting for years regarding confusing privacy settings.

  • Record year for Facebook bug hunters

    04.04.2014

    With nearly 15,000 submissions - 687 of which were valid and eligible for awards - 2013 has been a record year for Facebook's bug bounty program.

  • Facebook boasts of superior threat detection system

    26.03.2014

    Facebook has a new internal threat-catching framework that is fed with disparate data from all over the Internet, different vendors, and Facebook's internal sources, and is more efficient "The ThreatData framework is comprised of three high-level parts: feeds, data storage, and real-time response," Mark Hammell, threat researcher at Facebook, explained in a blog post on Tuesday.

  • Aversion to new Facebook News Feed could lead to scams

    19.03.2014

    Facebook has been gradually rolling out a new, more simplified design for users' News Feed for a while now.

  • "Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 found" video is a scam

    14.03.2014

    Cyber scammers are misusing the public's interest in the fate of the recently disappeared plane on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to lure users into filling in online surveys and downloading malware.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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