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  • Facebook open sources Proxygen, C++ HTTP framework + server

    06.11.2014

    After having open sourced the OS analysis tool osquery a week ago, Facebook has announced on Wednesday that Proxygen - a collection of C++ HTTP libraries and an easy-to-use HTTP server - is getting the same treatment.

  • Facebook embraces Tor users, sets up onion address

    03.11.2014

    While in the past Facebook has occasionally blocked Tor connections because of security considerations, the company has decided it will help Tor users from now on, and announced that they have created a Facebook onion address.

  • 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.




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Why vulnerability disclosure shouldn’t be a marketing tool

Brian Honan, CEO at BH Consulting, talks about a recent vulnerability disclosure trend – a trend that he believes may ultimately cause more harm than good: security vendors using vulnerability disclosure as a marketing tool with the goal of enhancing their company’s bottom line.


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