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What You Need to Know – Instagram Hacked

Dec 20, 2015 By Amit Ashbel | What was stolen?   An independent security researcher was able to hack Instagram servers and gain access to basically all of Instagram’s secret material.  Wesley Weinberg, was able to put his hands on everything from Instagram’s source code through credentials to email servers, SSL certificates and personal data of employees and users. As part of Facebook’s bounty program, Weinberg started analyzing the Instagram systems to quickly realize he had stumbled on something big.
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If You Thought The DMV Couldn’t Get Worse… & The Top 5 Security Stories of the Week

Mar 23, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | From the latest credit card breach to Microsoft’s privacy ‘faux pas’, here are the week’s top security stories – take a few minutes and catch up before the madness begins again!
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On Tracking the Creator of Bitcoin, a Breach at Sally Beauty and Facebook Clickjacking: Security News Update

Mar 09, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | It was a crazy week, with the secretive Bitcoin creator supposedly outed, details of 280,000+ payment cards tied to Sally Beauty purchases discovered for sale online and a new Facebook clickjacking campaign that preys on the curious, so let’s get down to it shall we? Here are your weeks biggest security stories: 
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Facebook Almost Hacked By The SEA: “Happy Birthday, Mark!”

Feb 06, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | The notorious hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is stirring up trouble again, this time with Facebook. Overnight, the group claimed to pwn the Facebook.com domain, posting a screenshot of the WHOIS info on its Twitter. ‘Happy Birthday Mark,’ the tweet taunted, referring to Facebook’s recent 10th birthday. The registrant data indeed reflected that the email address had been changed to a Syrian Gmail account. 
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Justin Bieber Malware Spreading Across The Web

Jan 29, 2014 By Sharon Solomon | We all have different opinions on the Justin Bieber phenomenon, but there is no denying his star-power and influence over the younger generation. The Canadian star is constantly in the headlines for the wrong reasons, including a DUI arrest last week. Interestingly, this event has deeply affected information security worldwide.
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Facebook Sued For Alleged Privacy Theft

Jan 10, 2014 By Sharon Solomon | Facebook has apparently crossed the line again. Two users have sued the social media giant for allegedly eavesdropping on private chats for commercial purposes. The complaint was filed in a San Jose federal court. Facebook legal representatives have denied the charges and claimed that there is no truth to their allegations. Facebook has been accused of violating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and also not respecting California’s privacy and unfair competition laws. This is not the first time Facebook has been accused of privacy theft and snooping for financial profit.
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Facebook Can Track Every Letter You Type, Posted Or Not

Dec 18, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | The “blue and white” Facebook logo is arguably the most familiar graphic in today’s cyberspace. Almost one out of every nine people in the world has an active Facebook account. This social media giant definitely makes the world smaller place, but not without seriously compromising the user’s security and privacy.
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Application Security News – December 9 – 15, 2013

Dec 15, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | In this week’s AppSec digest, NSA agents spy on World of Warcraft Orcs, Facebook acts like a Nosy Nancy, Gmail auto-downloads all your advertise – I mean images, and CryptoLocker copycats emerge. Get informed about the latest news in security and start your week out fresh.
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Cache of 2 Million Account Details For Facebook, Google, Yahoo Users Discovered

Dec 05, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Some two million accounts on several of the most widely visited social media networks, email providers and websites were just discovered on a server with a bogus IP in the Netherlands. Hackers stole login usernames and passwords for Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Twitter and various other popular sites.
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