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  • Researcher automates discovery of Facebook users' hidden friends

    03.06.2014

    Putting a friend on Facebook on your "private" list does not guarantee you that anyone else won't be able to spot the relationship, says researcher Shay Priel, managing partner and CTO at CyberInt.

  • Facebook introduces privacy check up tool

    23.05.2014

    Facebook continues on its course to give users more privacy by making "Friends" the default sharing option for first time posters, and by introducing a privacy checkup tool that will urge users to review things like who they’re posting to, which apps they use, and the privacy of key pieces of information on their profile.

  • Facebook offers free browser-based malware scanner

    21.05.2014

    People share via social media more than any other channel.

  • Google, Facebook combat tech support advertising scams

    16.05.2014

    TrustInAds.org, a new organization founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter aimed at protecting people from malicious online advertisements, has issued a report that shines light on how online advertising platforms are combating tech support advertising scams that attempt to infiltrate a person’s computer.

  • Tech companies and privacy practices: Who has your back?

    16.05.2014

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fourth annual "Who Has Your Back" report that aims to show which major technology companies are good at protecting your data from government requests.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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