It was strike two for the Albania Pirate Group, as Facebook shut down the hacker group’s page for the second time this month, preventing its sharing of RDP (Windows Remote Desktop) logins via the social network.
Facebook is currently dealing with a bug involving its groups, which has resulted in some users being resubscribed to groups they previously left, without any actions being taken by the affected users or the administrators of the respective groups.
Are you willing to sacrifice a little bit of speed for a lot more safety? Facebook is asking that very question with its announcement that it will transition all of its users to HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) starting this week, adding that speed-hungry users can opt out if they wish.
No matter how bored you may have become with Facebook’s blue color scheme, do not fall for messages and images that promise to turn your Facebook profile black, or other colors: A blue Facebook is still better than falling victim to a hijacked account or a survey scam.
While hackers generally keep low profiles and take steps to keep their activities off the radar, one group that called itself the Albania Pirate Group was using Facebook in the same way harmless organizations like local rotary clubs would, until the social network shut down its page.
Why should Election Day be exempt from Facebook shenanigans? Sophos’ Naked Security blog reported that a message with incorrect information about how to properly vote in voting booths went viral on the social network Tuesday.
We hate to break this to you, but no one is giving away free iPad Minis on Facebook. So if you receive a message on the social network promising you a free mini-tablet from Apple, it’s malware.
Your Facebook friend didn’t really call you a “piece of shit.” It’s actually malware.