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  • Tech giants call for government surveillance reform

    09.12.2013

    Eight Internet giants have formally urged the US president and Congress to reform and limit government surveillance, and have offered several suggestions on how to do it.

  • The unofficial guide to Facebook privacy

    27.11.2013

    To fully understand the privacy of Facebook and how it's likely to evolve, you need to understand one thing: Facebook executives want everyone to be public.

  • Facebook “flaw” discloses users’ private friends list

    26.11.2013

    A recently unearthed potential Facebook security vulnerability can turn out to be a boon for stalkers or social engineers trying to get their friendship request accepted by a target and use that access to wreak damage or gather crucial information.

  • Facebook scammers impersonate missing persons org to harvest "likes"

    18.11.2013

    Creating a Facebook page, making it popular and followed by many by using a number of approaches, then finally selling it to the highest bidder that’s interested in spamming the willing followers is the usual operating mode and the final goal of Facebook scammers.

  • Fake Facebook password request email carries malware

    13.11.2013

    Not ones to miss an opportunity, malware peddlers are piggybacking on the fact that Facebook is blocking the accounts of certain users and demanding they change their passwords in the wake of the Adobe breach, and have begun sending out malicious password request emails.




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Security pros and government failing to collaborate

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  More effective collaboration between government and the information security industry is crucial to protecting organizations from future cyber threats. More work needs to be done to strengthen government’s position as a source of information on potential threats.


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