Facebook exposed user data to advertisers

Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles, pictures, chat and other private data at the social network, US computer security firm Symantec says. Symantec discovered that certain Facebook applications leaked tokens that act essentially as “spare keys” for accessing profiles, reading messages, posting to walls or other actions. Facebook applications are […]

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Facebook virus spreads via photo album chat messages

A new social networking worm in the vein of Koobface is currently doing the rounds. Unlike the majority of Facebook scams, this one actively infects your computer with malware instead of simply tricking you into taking surveys and passing on messages to other users. The link in his Facebook chat from a friend pointed to […]

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Facebook Applications Used For Phishing

It would be easy to think that once someone has logged in successfully to Facebook—and not a phishing site—that the security threat is largely gone. However, that’s not quite the case, as we’ve seen before. Earlier this week, however, Trend Micro researcher Rik Ferguson found at least two—if not more—malicious applications on Facebook. (These were […]

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