Is Facebook’s Anti-Abuse System Broken?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:59:28 +0000

Facebook has built some of the most advanced algorithms for tracking users, but when it comes to acting on user abuse reports about Facebook groups and content that clearly violate the company’s “community standards,” the social media giant’s technology appears to be woefully inadequate.

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Instagram si piega al GDPR – in arrivo lo strumento “scarica tutto”

Credit to Author: Tiziana Carboni| Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:27:47 +0000

In seguito alle critiche sulla mancanza di portabilità dei dati, il social nework ha dichiarato che sta creando uno strumento per consentire agli utenti di scaricare tutto ciò che hanno condiviso<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/A4tlPMojGCc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Deleted Facebook Cybercrime Groups Had 300,000 Members

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:38:32 +0000

Hours after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity, Facebook last week deleted almost 120 private discussion groups totaling more than 300,000 members who flagrantly promoted a host of illicit activities on the social media network’s platform. The scam groups facilitated a broad spectrum of shady activities, including spamming, wire fraud, account takeovers, phony tax refunds, 419 scams, denial-of-service attack-for-hire services and botnet creation tools. The average age of these groups on Facebook’s platform was two years.

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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:13:59 +0000

There’s a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore.

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Week in security (April 09 – April 15)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:05:00 +0000

A roundup of the security news from April 09 – April 16, including fake updates, safe messaging, and Facebook spammers. And our quarterly CTNT report is out.

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Facebook spammers making things worse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Adding to Facebook’s burden are two spam campaigns. One is aimed at Finnish users and the other was quickly terminated, but we expect both to resurface in one form or another.

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Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 04:31:17 +0000

Social media sites are littered with seemingly innocuous little quizzes, games and surveys urging people to reminisce about specific topics, such as “What was your first job,” or “What was your first car?” The problem with participating in these informal surveys is that in doing so you may be inadvertently giving away the answers to “secret questions” that can be used to unlock access to a host of your online identities and accounts. I’m willing to bet that a good percentage of regular readers here would never respond — honestly or otherwise — to such questionnaires (except perhaps to chide others for responding). But I thought it was worth mentioning because certain social networks — particularly Facebook — seem positively overrun with these data-harvesting schemes. What’s more, I’m constantly asking friends and family members to stop participating in these quizzes and to stop urging their contacts to do the same. On the surface, these simple questions may be little more than an attempt at online engagement by otherwise well-meaning companies and individuals. Nevertheless, your answers to these questions may live in perpetuity online, giving identity thieves and scammers ample ammunition to start gaining backdoor access to your various online accounts.

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