Phishing Domains Tanked After Meta Sued Freenom

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 16:37:15 +0000

The number of phishing websites tied to domain name registrar Freenom dropped precipitously in the months surrounding a recent lawsuit from social networking giant Meta, which alleged the free domain name provider has a long history of ignoring abuse complaints about phishing websites while monetizing traffic to those abusive domains.

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Interview With a Crypto Scam Investment Spammer

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 00:15:30 +0000

Social networks are constantly battling inauthentic bot accounts that send direct messages to users promoting scam cryptocurrency investment platforms. What follows is an interview with a Russian hacker responsible for a series of aggressive crypto spam campaigns that recently prompted several large Mastodon communities to temporarily halt new registrations. According to the hacker, their spam software has been in private use until the last few weeks, when it was released as open source code.

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Hive Social pulls the plug on itself after security flaws found

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Hive was taken offline last Wednesday, after researchers found security issues which could have had major ramifications for service users.

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ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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Governments increasingly eye social media meltdown

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 16:10:14 +0000

It seems problems never quite go away for social media platforms, and more governments of the world are taking keen interest. Will the tech giants be able to sort things out before legislators steps into the fray?

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Mastodon: different social network, additional risks

Credit to Author: Zammis Clark| Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:00:18 +0000

Learn about the additional risks you can face when using Mastodon, a social network with important differences to traditional ones.

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