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Facebook security cracked by company employees

Two weeks ago, Twitter has settled FTC charges that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk, since security lapses allowed hackers to obtain administrative control …

AV-lacking photo printing kiosks propagating malware

Users of the Windows-based Fuji photo kiosks set up in Big W retail stores all over Australia are in danger of having their USB drives – and, consequently, their …

iTunes accounts plundered, Apple’s App store needs better control mechanisms

YouTube isn’t the only online service whose regular operation has been disrupted this weekend – the Apple App store has been targeted and even some iTunes accounts …

YouTube hack: No virus, just a XSS flaw – and it’s already fixed

This Independence Day weekend seemed like the perfect time for hackers to take advantage of a cross-site scripting vulnerability in YouTube’s comments to bombard the …

ATM vendors threaten researcher, stop his presentation on ATM flaws

In an unexpected turn of events, a presentation about “The Underground Economy” by Italian white hat hacker and security expert Raoul Chiesa at the Hack In The Box …

Twitter Kit, a spammer’s dream come true

Cyber criminals and spammers have been (mis)using Twitter for a long time. Twitter has tried to stop or at least limit their use of the platform by defining some Web page …

Facebook users receiving direct messages from Koobface

Every so often, the Koobface botnet mounts a campaign to increase the number of infected systems, and this latest one employs an already tried tactic. According to Trend …

Malicious PDF spam with Sality virus

Malicious spammers will try every approach they can think of to make you open the attachments included in emails. Sophos warns that a malicious email containing the following …

Facebook credentials phishing scheme

Trying to trick users into giving up their Facebook usernames (i.e. emails) and passwords by making them believe they have won a prize is a well-known tactic employed by …

New authorization process for Facebook apps

Ten months ago, when Facebook agreed to make some changes to its platform and add new privacy safeguards in order to comply with the requests made by the Canadian Privacy …

10,000 XP machines attacked through 0-day flaw

The Windows Help and Support Center vulnerability, the details of which have recently been made public by researcher Tavis Ormandy, is being heavily exploited in the wild. …

Elderly couple sent $512,000 to overseas scammers

In the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre’s annual report on crime typologies and case studies, there is a particular one that caught my attention: the …

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