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Facebook able to target emotionally vulnerable teens for ads

A leaked document reveals Facebook knows when teens feel "useless," but the company denies serving targeted ads based on emotions.

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Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber, and ICQ

The most popular instant messaging platforms with cyber criminals are Skype, Jabber and ICQ, according to a new report released this morning. Meanwhile, consumer-grade platforms like AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo IM have fallen out...

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Facebook yanks video of cold-blooded murder, responds to ‘horrific crime’

Facebook removed the video of a murder that Steve Stephenson uploaded to the social networking site.

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McAfee LinkedIn page hijacked

On Sunday evening, the LinkedIn page for McAfee was hijacked by a single person or an unknown number of individuals who apparently watched Twitter for reactions. The business page was defaced with random remarks, and at one point made...

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How to deal with the bot crisis on Twitter

You may have run into these bots a few times. What looks like an actual human being could have been a bot sending you Twitter spam...or even worse. One of the most nefarious examples is when Twitter bots are used to inflate traffic to...

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Scammers Phishing for financial credentials on Twitter

Scammers are using Twitter as a vehicle to target people looking for customer support or asking general questions. They interject themselves into legitimate discussions, offering friendly chatter and a link that directs the target to...

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After political Twitter bot revelation, are companies at risk?

With reports of Russia using social media and bots to push fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions are arising over how these same tactics could be used against an enterprise.

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Hackers continue to troll LinkedIn

These attacks are becoming more common because it’s easy and inexpensive. Cylance has created some tips to help fend off these attacks.

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FBI warns of attacks on anonymous FTP servers

The FBI warns that attackers are targeting vulnerable FTP servers used by small medical and dental offices as a way to obtain medical records and other personal information.

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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.

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Honeypot catches social engineering scams on social media

Research company investigates 40,000 fake accounts to find impersonator tactics. 

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BBC warns Facebook about child porn posts, Facebook reports BBC to cops

BBC journalists flagged obscene content on Facebook and later sent the images not removed to a Facebook exec as requested. Facebook reported the BBC to the police.

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The 10 essential Reddits for security pros

Here, we’ve gathered 10 of the best cybersecurity Reddits so you don’t have to waste any time and can get straight to what you are looking for.

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Hacking for Defense to solve national security challenges

As the speed and complexity of America's national security threats increase, so too must its response. Using Lean Startup methodologies, schools like Stanford and Georgetown University are harnessing the collective intellect of their...

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US idea to collect travelers' passwords alarms privacy experts

To better vet foreign travelers, the U.S. might demand that some visa applicants hand over the passwords to their social media accounts, a proposal that’s alarming privacy experts.

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What company execs can learn from Trump’s tweeting

Being judicious about social media use and staying away from WiFi protects executives and the enterprise.

Have you seen her resume? 12 amazing women in security

A look at some impressive women who've advanced in security roles.

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How to keep children safe on Facebook and other online dangers

Keeping children safe online presents a real challenge for parents today. Whether you're worried about what they might see on YouTube or who they might speak to on Facebook, we have the best tips for security settings as well as...

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How Facebook and Google are battling internet terrorism

Leading platform providers are exploring new ways to actively engage in counter-messaging, building on robust systems to flag and remove extremist content.

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Trump administration is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security

Several recent incidents involving U.S. President Donald Trump's administration can teach users something about IT security -- particularly about Twitter and what not to do with it.

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