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There are online criminals like hackers, creators of botnets, and identity thieves.  And there are criminals online like murderers, sexual predators and old-fashioned mafia dons.  Law enforcement has increasingly started to use popular social networking sites to catch offline criminals … Continue reading

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It’s no longer news that popular sites like Facebook and Twitter provide alluring forums for hackers to lure victims into their traps. As social networks gain new users, cybercriminals increasingly exploit the platforms to spread their malware. However, cyberscams on … Continue reading

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Social networks provide the ideal forum for spammers and hackers to engage in all types of cybercrime. Due to the inherent trust factor involved, most people (not including our tech-savvy readers, of course) don’t think twice before clicking on a … Continue reading

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With great popularity comes great exploitation. Facebook has become its own universe, complete with web-based “email,” advertising, picture albums and now you can even book a flight from the social networking platform. But, with the rise of this interactive technology … Continue reading

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When you have to adjust to limiting your prose to a maximum 140 characters, each letter, number, and symbol takes on more significance, and oftentimes many of these characters comprise a link’s lengthy URI. Uniform Resource Identifiers (often identified as … Continue reading

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Have you ever accepted a random friend request on Facebook? Maybe from someone who looks a little bit familiar but you can’t quite place, or someone who is a friend of a friend, or even just someone who looks potentially … Continue reading

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In our current age of ubiquitous social networking, it is easy to get drawn into what our friends and acquaintances say, do, and post. As most people choose to share stories that they find interesting, we think nothing of clicking … Continue reading

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These days, it’s hard to go a day without reading news about Facebook and/or Twitter, most revolving around online security, privacy concerns, or the latest cyberattack. One site that seems to fly under the radar is LinkedIn, the social networking … Continue reading

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Expressing oneself in 140 words or less is a popular phenomenon; in fact, Twitter was the fastest growing social network in 2009. A recent report by Barracuda Labs links this increase in public interest to a key rise in celebrity … Continue reading

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Malware Warning What is Clickjacking?  The newest Facebook threat tricks users into “liking” a page within Facebook, then suggests that page to your friends.  The “liked” page may contain malicious links to non-secure sites outside of Facebook.  It also damages … Continue reading

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Whether looking for a great restaurant in your neighborhood or researching your next vacation, going online is quickly becoming the easiest way to find anything for which you might be looking. A company’s online reputation, therefore, is crucial to maintaining … Continue reading

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