Despite warning after warning after warning, 78 percent of online users aged 16 and above who responded to a recent survey by online security firm Kaspersky Lab do not believe cyber-criminals are interested in targeting them, or are not sure.
What’s wrong with Facebook blue, anyway? The promise of changing the colors of users’ Facebook profiles is once again being used to bait victims of the scam into installing malware, according to Cheetah Mobile.
Online security firm Kaspersky Lab released its Friend or Foe Facebook application, which is aimed at helping users assess the potential threat levels caused by interaction with friends on the social network.
Facebook recently made its largest bug bounty payout to date — $33,500, according to ZDNet — to Brazilian computer engineer Reginaldo Silva for his discovery of a vulnerability during the social network’s usage of OpenID that had the potential of enabling a hacker to take full control of one of its servers.
With the unsettling news that some 2 million online user accounts on Facebook and other online services have been hacked, online education platform Grovo shared two videos aimed at helping Facebook users select better passwords, and advising victims what to do if someone else is using their accounts on the social network.
Add New Jersey to the list of states where employers demanding passwords to Facebook and other online services from employees or applicants is now illegal, as a law took effect Sunday in the Garden State, The Record reported.
Facebook privacy and security remains a hot-button issue, and The Best Computer Science Schools put together an infographic consolidating statistics, do’s and don’ts, things to avoid, and other suggestions.
The New York City Council will consider a bill, introduced by Councilwoman Annabel Palma (D-Bronx), to ban employers from demanding access to the social media accounts of their employees and potential employees, the New York Daily News reported.