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Facebook Donates $250,000 to UAB Cybercrime Researchers Facebook Donates $250,000 to UAB Cybercrime Researchers
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, and in light of that Facebook has just made a sizable donation to one of the country’s best cybercrime research programs. Facebook has donated $250,000 to The Center for Information Assurance and Joint …

Facebook Beefs Up Anti-Virus Marketplace with 7 New Partners Facebook Beefs Up Anti-Virus Marketplace with 7 New Partners

Earlier this year, Facebook debuted their Anti-Virus Marketplace which allows users to download free trials of various anti-virus software. The original partners included names like Microsoft, McAfee, Sophos, and Symantec. Today, Facebook is announcing an expansion of the Anti-Virus Marketplace …

SOPA Returns As A Poorly Executed Extortion Virus SOPA Returns As A Poorly Executed Extortion Virus
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Remember SOPA? The Internet really dodged a bullet there when the largest Web protest ever killed the bill. There have been rumors that it would be back, despite MPAA CEO Chris Dodd denying any such thing. Well, Dodd was wrong …

Malware-Carrying Twitter DMs Push Fake Facebook Links Malware-Carrying Twitter DMs Push Fake Facebook Links
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Twitter users need to be on the lookout for a new round of malware-carrying spam messages that are coming from compromised accounts, possibly even from Twitter profiles they trust. If you receive a direct message suggesting that someone has posted …

Mobile And Social Are The New Frontiers Of Cybercrime Mobile And Social Are The New Frontiers Of Cybercrime
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Cybercrime is perhaps the most devastating, yet most preventable, form of crime. Victims can have their lives utterly destroyed by a hacker. Those same victims often share a part in the blame because it could have been easily prevented by …

Emma Watson Is the Internet’s Riskiest Click
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If your internet activities involve searching for Harry Potter star Emma Watson (and let’s be honest, they probably do), you might want to be extra careful about which links you click. That’s because the 22-year-old actress is officially the riskiest …

Google Buys VirusTotal, Will Keep It Running Independently Google Buys VirusTotal, Will Keep It Running Independently
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Google has acquired malware detection company VirusTotal. VirusTotal announced the acquisition in a blot post, saying, “Our goal is simple: to help keep you safe on the web. And we’ve worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually …

McAfee Reports That Malware Is On The Rise McAfee Reports That Malware Is On The Rise

It seems like there’s a report of some new kind of malware hitting PCs and Mac every day now. Hackers are getting smarter and security companies are playing catch up. Even then, the regular computer user doesn’t seem to care. …

Facebook Goes After Fraudulent Likes Facebook Goes After Fraudulent Likes
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In order to cut down on fraudulent “likes” across the network, Facebook has announced that they have upped their automated efforts to remove likes that have been “gained by means that violate [thier] terms.” This means that likes derived from …

New Malware Comes Dressed as Facebook Photo Tag Email Notification New Malware Comes Dressed as Facebook Photo Tag Email Notification
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If you receive an email that looks like it’s from Facebook and says that you’ve been tagged in a photo, you may want to scour it for abnormalities. That’s because the latest malware on the loose involves a common Facebook …

Java Gets Hit With A Zero-Day Exploit Java Gets Hit With A Zero-Day Exploit
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Java is in everything. It’s in your browser at this very moment. The Java plug-in that is powering a lot of the Web also features one nasty exploit. The latest zero-day exploit should remain a topic of concern. The folks …

The Latest Mac Virus Is Hilariously Bad The Latest Mac Virus Is Hilariously Bad

Mac users should become increasingly aware of the threat that malware poses to their machines. Hackers and malicious coders are getting better everyday at breaking into the once thought unbreakable Mac. The Flashback trojan was a sign that Macs are …

New Android Malware Steals Your Money Via SMS New Android Malware Steals Your Money Via SMS
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Android is an incredibly open system. For the most part, that’s a very good thing. Sometimes, however, it can be a very bad thing. For instance, malware is easier to spread across Android devices due to its open nature. Unfortunately, …

Porn Rebuke: Missile Defense Employees Caught Testing The Wrong Kind Of Missiles Porn Rebuke: Missile Defense Employees Caught Testing The Wrong Kind Of Missiles
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The guys tasked with knocking a missile out of the sky (the ol’ hitting a bullet with a bullet approach), and finding other ways to protect our country from a ballistic missile attack, have been tending to the wrong kinds …

Beware These Fake Malware-Carrying Groupon Emails Beware These Fake Malware-Carrying Groupon Emails
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For those who subscribe to Groupon or another daily deal service, opening their emails is a daily occurrence – something that you do so often that you may mindlessly plunge into a half dozen daily deals emails in a pre-coffee …

New Mac Malware Listens In On Your Skype Conversations New Mac Malware Listens In On Your Skype Conversations
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The one thing I’ve always envied about Mac OS X is that it’s pretty immune to malware and viruses. It’s unfortunate then that the malware that does hit OS X tend to be bigger and badder than your usual malware …

Malware Is Now Going Around Posting Pictures Of You On Facebook Malware Is Now Going Around Posting Pictures Of You On Facebook
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If you have a lot of friends and spend time with said friends, you are probably tagged a lot in their photos. Facebook, being the courteous social network that it is, sends you an email saying that your friend has …

Stuxnet Debate Continues: How Should Cyberweapons Be Used? Stuxnet Debate Continues: How Should Cyberweapons Be Used?
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When the revealing news regarding the Stuxnet computer worm came out, much controversy pursued as a result. David Sanger of the New York Times exposed the information as part of the much larger U.S. “Olympic Games” initiative and has now …

Facebook Launches Malware Checkpoint So Users Can Be Proactive In Their Own Protection Facebook Launches Malware Checkpoint So Users Can Be Proactive In Their Own Protection

Back in April, Facebook launched the Facebook Anti-Virus Marketplace, which allows users to obtain free trials of anti-virus software from big names like McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Microsoft. They also incorporated those company’s databases into their own URL blacklist database …

Nothing To See Here: The Internet Will Be Just Fine Today Nothing To See Here: The Internet Will Be Just Fine Today
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As you all probably know by know, people have been somewhat concerned over losing their Internet today. The DNSChanger malware and the servers the FBI was using to reroute infected machines will be shut down today. Unfortunately, there may be …

Russian Malware Sneaks Into App Store, Google Play Russian Malware Sneaks Into App Store, Google Play
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While critics often complain about the “walled garden” ecosystem of the iOS platform and its App Store, there’s one thing that’s hard to deny: iOS is about as secure as you could want it to be. While malware on the …