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How to protect against spear-phishing on social media

Phishing is becoming more common on social media. How can you keep yourself safe?

Social media scams on Facebook and elsewhere: What you should know

Social media is a haven for various scams. Here’s what to look for and how to stay safe.

Friends sent you a video on Facebook? Be careful, it could be a virus!

At least tens of thousands users have already become victims to a new virus on Facebook, masquerading as messages from friends and downloads malicious code onto computers worldwide.   “Watch the video by clicking on the picture which belongs to you. ..46” – that is the message received by many surfers. The statement included the […]

New Scam – Clip of Flight MH-17 Crash

A video clip is spreading on Facebook promising “exclusive documentation” of flight MH-17 crash leads the victims to a malicious site that infects computers with viruses . Since last week, the media around the world is extensively engaged with the Malaysian aircraft crash case. In recent days, a post is circulating on Facebook claiming to […]

Security bug: The internet bleeds passwords

A particularly serious security bug was discovered in the code that encrypts the name, password and other information we type in web sites. Major sites have announced they fixed the bug, but many smaller sites may still be affected. The security issue exists in hundreds of thousands to millions of locations worldwide, and provides access […]

Facebook fraud infecting hundreds of thousands using the Malaysian plane disappearance story

During recent days, a new Facebook scam is causing hundreds of thousands of infections onto users’ computers worldwide.The hackers posted a fake page claiming to have a video of the Malaysian disappearing airplane, titled “Malaysia Plane MH370 Has Been Spotted Somewhere Near Bermuda Triangle. Shocking Videos Release Today”. Once the users click on the link […]