A security hole in the Facebook app discovered by Gareth Wright, an app developer based in the U.K., can be used to steal information about you, including your login credentials.
The problem? The native Facebook app does not encrypt the login information. This means that a malicious app would be able to steal that information, and in turn, steal your Facebook account. If you use an Android smartphone/tablet or an Apple iPhone/iPad, you are vulnerable to this attack.
There is not much that can be done to prevent this at this point except to be careful of the apps you install on More >
The new malware variant, OSX/Imuler-B, uses images of supermodel Irina Shayk in an attempt to trick end users into execution the malicious application. The malware relies on the fact that by default, Mac OS X doesn’t display full file extensions, and therefore is attempting to trick users into thinking that they’re about the view a JPG image file.
Once the file is executed the malware will delete the original infection file and only leave an image file of Irina Shayk. It will also open a backdoor on the infected host, transferring private information from the infected host to a remote Web More >
In 2011, nearly 12 million Americans were victim of identity fraud, a 13 percent jump from 2010. People are monitoring credit cards more thoroughly then ever before and credit card companies have beefed up their security procedures to help prevent fraud. So why the increase in fraud?
Turns out that thieves have moved on to smartphones and social media. People tend to let their guard down a little bit when dealing with the phone and social networks, leaving the door open for scammers to take advantage of them.
One thing to keep in mind is that thieves are always one step ahead More >
It is a long standing notion between the techies of the world that Firefox is an overall better web browser than IE, but that does not mean that Firefox doesn’t have any issues. No software package can be fully secure. In the last week, Mozilla (creators of Firefox) have patched major problems with their web browser.
This vulnerability has been patched. If you run Firefox, be sure that all the updates are installed. They usually come through automatically, so if you have been putting off those auto update alerts, better install them now.
What was the problem? A bug in the Firefox More >
You may have seen them already. They are popping up on accounts all over the place. More and more people have them. I’m talking about the new “Timeline” design for Facebook. You can opt in for the new format right now, or wait to be forced into it later. For a lot of people, They opted in early to receive it, only to find out that they don’t like it. But there is no way to go back to the old one. This is where the scams come in.
Scammers heard the complaints and have taken action. Pages and apps are More >
Besides wielding thunderbolts, Zeus can steal your usernames and passwords. At least, the offspring of the Zeus malware can. “Gameover” is the name of the latest Zeus variant and is called so for good reason. When a computer is infected, it steals your bank account information. Once in the bank account, it is essentially game over.
Lets break Gameover down and see how it works. Infections are usually brought about through phishing scams. These are scams sent through email that try and trick the user into clicking on things that they shouldn’t be clicking on. The emails usually look like they More >
The original SpyEye Trojan was effective at stealing bank account credentials for online banking. It would also make fraudulent transactions as the user was logged in to the account, allowing them to watch their balance drop to zero. The updated version of SpyEye, discovered by Trusteer, still takes the login credentials, but then adds a twist.
Instead of allowing a user to see the fraudulent transactions being made, it covers its tracks. The Trojan intercepts the communication with the banking website, allowing it to alter transaction records and account balance. So what does this mean? Your bank account could be at More >
If you use Facebook, you will want to read this. If you look at a normal URL it may look something like this:
When you browse on a secure connection to a website it will look something like this:
Notice the addition of the ‘s’ on the second URL. The ‘s’ means that you are connected to the website through a secure connection. Connecting through https rather than http makes it much harder for someone to steal information being transmitted to and from your computer and the website. So what does this have to do with Facebook?
Facebook has a security More >
As 9/11 approaches, we look back with a solemn demeanor and with pride in our hearts. America is resilient. For those that lost their lives on that dreadful day and those whose lives were forever changed, we offer our gratitude and our condolences. It is because of the people of America that we are strong.
As America reflects on the events of the past, do not be lured in by heartless hackers and thieves. These malicious individuals are preparing to release malware attacks by taking advantage of your curiosity and your giving heart.
They are targeting social networking sites as well as More >
Today we are proud to announce iDefend Business, the industry’s first complete identity theft protection program that is specifically designed to protect entrepreneurs and their businesses against business identity theft and fraud.
Business identity theft has recently become a huge problem, and it is wreaking havoc on businesses and business owners. Business owners have significantly increased risks because their personal information, credit, and finances are so closely intertwined with their business. The potential impact of business identity theft can be devastating to the business owner personally, and vice versa.
You can check out the seriousness of this problem by looking over some of More >