Twitter Wants 336 Million Users To Change Passwords; Says Bug Exposed Them In Plaintext

The microblogging site Twitter is advising its 336 million users to change their account passwords immediately. The reason, a bug in their system exposed the passwords in plain text. According to a blog post, the bug (now fixed) existed in the hashing process that is used to secure account passwords by turning them into random numbers […]

How To Protect Your Social Media Accounts After You’re Gone

Read Abby Schneiderman explain how you can protect your social media accounts from misuse after you are dead on Forbes : You may not realize it, but nearly every hour of every day, we are building up a digital estate. Think about your music library. Over the last 20 years we have moved from owning CDs, […]

EU: Facebook and Twitter must do more to protect users

New changes made by Facebook and Twitter to their terms of service still don’t conform to the EU’s demands to protect consumers, the European Commission said. Specifically, the social networks haven’t properly told users why content is removed and that they have the right to terminate their accounts. On top of that, the companies still […]

5 Top Threats While Using Social Media Accounts Like Facebook, Twitter etc.

With your physical life becoming integrated with your cyber life, social media has become the important tool to keep in touch with your work and friends. With the advent of social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp Twitter, YouTube, FourSquare, and Google+, we have changed the way we interact with our bosses, colleagues, and friends. Social media plays a significant […]

Facebook is suggesting mobile users ‘Protect’ themselves…by downloading a Facebook-owned app that tracks their mobile usage

Facebook is now offering some mobile app users a wireless-networking app without first disclosing that it’s owned by Facebook, or that it collects information for the social networking company. The app, Onavo Protect, provides users with a virtual private network, or VPN. Typically, a VPN cloaks the user’s identity and adds other security features, making […]

Leveraging social media in advanced threat intelligence

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Christian Lees, CISO at InfoArmor, discusses how leveraging social media helps to understand the motives and threat landscape from threat actors. Read/hear the podcast of  Christian Lees, CISO at InfoArmor in which he explains how companies can leverage social media for advanced threat intelligence on Help […]

How to Secure Your Social Media Accounts

Read Ann Smarty’s article about how small and medium businesses can protect their social media accounts from hackers on Small Biz Trends : I remember when hacked social media accounts used to be a minor inconvenience. You would have to contact the staff at the platform, wait for verification to be authenticated, and then change […]

The 6 Riskiest Social Media Habits to Avoid at Work

Cybercriminals are turning to Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to launch attacks via employee behavior that could be putting your business at risk. Read/see the slideshow explaining the six riskiest social media habits that employees should avoid at work on Dark Reading.

Social Media Phishing Rose 500% in 2016 Q4: Proofpoint

Throughout 2016, social media phishing attacks have climbed 500%, a new Proofpoint research reveals. The data includes cases of angler phishing, where attackers intercept customer support channels on social media in their attempt to steal people’s credentials, which proved to be the most common among financial services, but also entertainment accounts. Read about the new […]

Social Media Phishing Attacks Soar 500%

Social media phishing attacks jumped by a massive 500% in Q4, driven by a huge increase in fraudulent accounts including many posing as customer support for big name brands, according to Proofpoint. Read about the Proofpoint’s Q4 2016 Threat Summary and Year in Review report which reveals that social media phishing attacks soared by 500 […]