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Social media security risks News
August 11, 2017
Dell SecureWorks researchers detected suspicious activity on social media accounts of Mia Ash. When they dug deeper, they discovered a new, complex social engineering attack.
July 13, 2016
The wildly popular Pokémon GO mobile game obtained a full account access token to iOS users' Google accounts, revealing a major issue with Google's OAuth authentication system.
October 20, 2015
It's important for online users to understand social media risks and the caution they should use when sharing personal information online.
July 07, 2015
Web monitoring software can block use of Facebook and HBO at work, but also raises privacy concerns.
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Companies still struggle to adapt risk management strategies to face modern threats, but maturing their cybersecurity governance processes is a step in the right direction. Continue Reading
In this excerpt from chapter four of Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach, author Jennifer Golbeck discusses privacy controls on social media. Continue Reading
It's important for healthcare organizations to have clear social media policy best practices. Expert Mike Chapple explains what needs to be in the policy to stay HIPAA compliant. Continue Reading
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URL-shortening services have become a security threat to organizations. Expert Dave Shackleford explains why and how to mitigate the risks of shortened URLs. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense was designed to make hotspot sharing easy, but experts debate if the security risks are real and whether the new feature offers substantial benefits and relative safety. Continue Reading
Facebook added OpenPGP encryption to its messaging services to help improve messaging safety. Expert Michael Cobb explains the benefits of the approach. Continue Reading
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In this excerpt of Securing VoIP: Keeping your VoIP Network Safe, author Regis (Bud) Bates outlines different approaches to VoIP security and offers best practices to ensure infrastructure security is intact. Continue Reading
Social media compliance incidents in financial institutions are on the rise. Here are the most common violations and how to avoid them in the future. Continue Reading
Repackaged applications can present multiple enterprise security risks. Expert Nick Lewis explains what these fake apps are and how to defend against them. Continue Reading
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The Nemucod downloader malware is being spread through Facebook Messenger disguised as an image file. Expert Nick Lewis explains the available protections against this attack. Continue Reading
An Instagram application can be turned into C&C infrastructure with the help of image steganography malware attacks. Expert Nick Lewis explains how this works. Continue Reading
C&C servers have been replaced with Twitter accounts, which spread the Android Trojan Twitoor to user devices. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to stop this attack. Continue Reading