While Tor is often considered a more secure way to browse the Internet anonymously, the network may not be as bulletproof as many think.
In the search for love, especially when it comes to online dating, the concept of caveat emptor definitely applies.
Security firm Trend Micro reports that hackers have turned to emails designed to look like they are from Pinterest to lure users into clicking the links that will install the Blackhole Exploit Kit on their machines.
With the all-digital currency bitcoin rising in value, hackers have redoubled their efforts to get at the money. Earlier this week, they hacked into a bitcoin bank. Today, Kaspersky Security reports that a malware scheme on Skype is taking over users’ machines to help them hunt for the currency online.
LinkedIn Remakes Job Search Feature (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn will roll out a streamlined version of its job posting feature over the next few weeks that will include more granular search options, the company said on Friday. The move follows remakes of the social network’s homepage and profiles last year.
In a late-Friday release of bad news, Facebook disclosed this afternoon that it had been hacked. The company said that no user data had been affected, but with the amount of private data Facebook stores on its servers, the hack delivered a stark reminder of how vulnerable user privacy is.
Alleged cyber-criminal Hamza Bendelladj was arrested in Bangkok earlier this week, after the FBI reportedly tipped off local law enforcement. But all the 24-year-old Algerian could do at the arraignment and the press conference that followed was smile.
The FBI arrested 10 people linked to the Butterfly botnet with help from Facebook’s security team, the agency said yesterday.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created a Facebook application called MyPageKeeper to stop hackers from hijacking pages and posting spammy links. In a four-month study, they found that the app caught 97 percent of the social malware that turned up during the experiment.
A worm is sending messages through Skype instant messaging service, according to the security firm Sophos. The messages, which exploit Skype’s API to proliferate, pose as links to photos of the recipient. But they ultimately turn the user’s machine into part of a botnet.