Facebook – Avoid Fake Profile reporting applications

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The Facecrooks security sites warns users to avoid installing apps that report to watch user profile information (as they currently do not exist) http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/omg-i-just-n0ticed-who-keep-watching-my-profile-and-photos-it-was-really-shocking-to-know-facebook-scam.html QUOTE:  Clicking “Allow” will give the scammer access to your Facebook data at any time and the application will be able to post to Facebook as you. This will allow them […]

FaceBook – Use caution in installing applications

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http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/why-you-should-not-install-fun-entertaining-facebook-applications.html QUOTE: We often have readers ask us questions about specific Facebook applications. Some apps generate an enormous amount of spam and can annoy your Facebook friends. Others are outright scams and should be avoided entirely. For example, any application offering to show you who has viewed your profile, who your Facebook stalkers are etc., are […]

Android.Counterclank – Update from Symantec

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http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/update-androidcounterclank QUOTE: Last week, we posted a blog informing Android users of the discovery of new versions of Android.Tonclank, which we have named Android.Counterclank. The blog generated a bit of discussion over whether these new versions should be a concern to Android users. When classifying applications, our focus is on whether users want to be […]

Zscaler – Analyzes URL safety

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Zscaler analyzes the safety associated with website links as noted below: PC Magazine: Zscaler – Analyzes URL safety http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/internet-crime/293516-zscaler-zulu-flags-dangerous-sites Zscaler – Analyzes URL safety (Home Page) http://zulu.zscaler.com/ QUOTE: Security experts constantly warn you to avoid clicking links in tweets, emails, Facebook posts, and so on. Even if the sender is a friend, the link might […]

SuperBowl – Six ways to avoid online scams

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This PC Magazine article share good protective approaches: SuperBowl – Six ways to avoid online scams http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/293485-super-bowl-xlvi-6-ways-to-avoid-an-online-scam QUOTE: Six methods of protection include: 1. Buy tickets from legitimate or licensed resellers 2. DON’T leave sight of the site 3. Pay using encryption (SSL) 4. Scrutinize your ticket 5. DON’T share personal information 6. 6. DON’T […]

FaceBook – Valentines Malware themes circulating

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Trend Labs shares an important holiday warning to be cautious in selecting any link, app, or theme: FaceBook – Valentines Malware themes circulating http://blog.trendmicro.com/facebook-valentines-theme-leads-to-malware/ QUOTE:  It’s never too early to get ready for Valentine’s day, it seems, even when it comes to malicious attacks. Recently, I came across a scam in Facebook that leverages the […]


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