Facebook Unveils New Security Measures, Details Security Features In Infographic

vault people Facebook has announced several new security features that aim to keep you and your Facebook account safe. The social network is testing the Trusted Friends and App Passwords tools, while it has published an infographic which details some of the many security features that you can take advantage of on Facebook. The Trusted Friends tool will help you out if you ever... Read more »

Facebook Partners With Websense To Cut Down On Malicious Links

websense Facebook is riddled with links to malicious websites. Often times scams trick users into sharing content with their friends which helps links spread faster through the social network. To cut down on links that lead to malware and malicious sites Facebook has teamed up with Websense, a company that offers Web, email and data security. Starting on Monday, you will... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Need To Know About Facebook, Google+ Privacy

Facebook-vs-Google-Plus-Privacy Facebook has long been slammed for its sometimes confusing and ever-changing privacy settings. However, many users are hopping aboard Google+ and have a whole new set of rules to learn. Some revere Google+ as the epitome of privacy and security, while other people believe that as long as you have your privacy settings in check, the information you’ve given Facebook... Read more »

Facebook Remedies Tracking Issue, Cookie Is Now Destroyed After Logging Out

facebook logo featured On Monday, we reported on some privacy concerns that involved Facebook tracking your Web browsing activity even if you were logged out of the social network. According to hacker Nik Cubrilovic, Facebook had a number of cookies in place that were only slightly altered when you logged out. This means that if you visited a website containing a Facebook widget or Like... Read more »

STUDY: 78% Of Ex-burglars Say Social Networking Services Are Used To Identify Targets

burglar featured When burglars are looking for a home to raid, many of them now turn to social networking services to find out when the occupants of a home are not on the premises so they can strike without being detected. According to a study carried out to mark security firm Friedland’s UK Home Security Week 2011, 78 percent of ex-robbers say that they strongly believe social... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Hackers Have Targeted Twitter Over The Years

computer-user Earlier Monday, we reported that the USA Today Twitter account succumbed to an attack by Script Kiddies, a hacker group that was able to take control of the newspaper's account and post a series of tweets. However, this was far from an isolated incident. In July, FOX News was hit by hackers who posted tweets about the false assassination of President Barack Obama,... Read more »

Twitter Adds SSL Security Feature To Tweet And Follow Buttons

padlock Twitter has given developers and publishers a way to add the Tweet and Follow buttons to secure HTTPS pages on websites. The company has enabled SSL support for the buttons in its API. Websites which have secure pages will now be able to add Twitter's buttons to those pages, allowing users to share content and follow relevant Twitter accounts without having to... Read more »

MyYearbook Launches New Image Review System, Removes Objectionable Content From Network

MyYearbook, which merged with the Latino social network Quepasa in July, has announced the launch of a new Image Review system that helps remove objectionable photos from the social network. The Image Review system is an abuse-prevention initiative that will use both a human and algorithmic approach to help analyze millions of photos that are uploaded across the... Read more »

Facebook Page Admin Issue Raises Questions Over Security

facebook computer logo When you create a Facebook page, the social network allows you to add other admins to help you manage it. However, there is an issue with this in that Facebook allows those other admins to remove your administrative privileges so that they can hijack the page and take control of it. This issue has been highlighted by Naked Security, which claims that this is a... Read more »

Twitter Switches On HTTPS By Default

twitter computer featured Twitter has started to switch users over to the more secure HTTPS protocol. Previously, you would either have to change a setting in your profile or manually type “” into your Web browser's address bar to activate HTTPS. The company sent out a tweet Tuesday in which it says that it is enabling HTTPS by default for a small number of users at... Read more »
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