Facebook – Avoid Fake Ebola links currently circulating

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Many Facebook users are clicking on well crafted “breaking news” stories that are often false and these may be embedded with malware or may also spread to their contact list to trick others into clicking.  Avoiding the clicking of links or even the “LIKE” button on these items can improve user safety. http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/22/7028983/fake-news-sites-are-using-facebook-to-spread-ebola-panic QUOTE: About […]

Emergent – Real-time Verification tool for News Rumors

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Like Virus Myths, Snopes, and other resources, this is a valuable verification tool and users for social networking “breaking news” which is constantly being shared. However, no matter what news source is offered, it is better to affirm with mainstream news sources, rather than through Facebook or email http://www.emergent.info/   Emergent is a real-time rumor […]

Facebook – New Tools emerging to identify offensive posts

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The Facecrooks security team shares that new security tools are emerging to remove offensive posts.  This is designed to better ensure individuals are treated in a respectful manner within this leading social network environment. http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Trying-Make-Users-Behave-Better.html/   According to a recent New York Times profile of Arturo Bejar, the director of engineering for the Facebook Protect and Care […]

Malware – POS Backoff agent increased sharply during Q3 2014

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Point-of-Sales (POS) malware impacts credit card processing and is designed to hide in a stealth-like manner to capture sensitive information that can be used for fraudulent purposes. Everyone should take utmost care when using credit & debit cards both online and regular purchases as well.  https://www.damballa.com/q3-state-infections-report-reveals-57-increase-backoff-malware-august-september/ http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/backoff-pos-malware-boomed-in-q3/d/d-id/1316957   The security firm Damballa detected a 57% […]


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