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  • The psychology of Facebook scam victims

    03.11.2014

    A two-year study of over 850,000 Facebook scams by antivirus software provider Bitdefender has revealed that scammers have infected millions of users with the same repackaged tricks.

  • Facebook open-sources osquery, an OS analysis tool

    30.10.2014

    Facebook has open-sourced osquery, a framework that exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database and allows developers to write SQL-based queries to explore operating systems, diagnose problems, troubleshoot performance issues, and so on.

  • How Facebook prevents account hijacking when old email addresses are recycled

    24.10.2014

    Remember when last summer Yahoo announced they will recycle inactive accounts and offer them to other users? The scheme was more or less successful.

  • Facebook trawls through paste sites for compromised credentials

    20.10.2014

    In the spirit of November as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook security engineer Chris Long shared how the company discovers that some of its users' accounts could be compromised and preemptively pushes them towards changing the password.

  • Facebook doubles bounties for bugs in ads code

    16.10.2014

    Facebook has announced that all vulnerabilities affecting the company's ads code will now be worth twice as much to the bug hunters who find and responsibly disclose them via Facebook's bug bounty program.




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