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Facebook fixes photo privacy security flaw

Facebook has this week (w/c 5th Dec) patched a vulnerability that allowed any user to view any other user’s private photos. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account was compromised and a total of thirteen photos were downloaded and posted on a website…

Facebook is following me from website to website

Back in March of this year I (Julian Evans blog) wrote a post about the Facebook ‘Like’ button JavaScript threat. In it I highlighted how easy it was for Facebook to collect data for internal analysis (i.e.improve their site) rent…

MacXDVD Thanksgiving Special Offer

Thanksgiving day is around the corner, MacXDVD would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for your help and are glad to provide 10, 000 copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro for give away, along with 60% off…

Hakin9 Extra Rootkit

Hakin9 Extra – Rootkit 06/2011

Rootkits Hidden in Hardware of PC by Anibal Sacco Let’s think like an attacker for a second. There are multiple applications dedicated to find malicious code both in user and in kernel space. So new places have to be found…

Thieves using Facebook and Twitter to identify targets

Most of Julian’s (http://julianevansblog.com) readers probably have a Facebook account, and some of you might also have a Twitter and foursquare account. Given Julian’s blog is all about protecting your online and offline identity you might want to reconsider posting…

The Facebook Immunity System (FIS) uncovered

Facebook has recently released some interesting data from it’s ‘The Facebook Immunity System (FIS)’. According to FIS it processes and checks 650,000 actions every second (it can handle 25 billion actions every day – amazing) to maintain user safety from…

Update: Facebook Custom “Hide this from” privacy

A number of Facebook users have contacted Julian about the “Hide this from” feature. They wanted to know whether they could hide posts from some friends. Let’s clear this up. Well Julian will attempt to clear it up today, because tomorrow…

Facebook and Twitter social media API security

Julian Evans wondered for some time whether it might be possible to develop a security app for Facebook, that provides protection at levels similar to Internet security suites. Julian’s research has concluded that providing a scanning, tracking and notification based…

Facebook launches anti-malware URL scanning service

Facebook is introducing URL (link scanning) protection for its users as from today (Oct 3rd, 2011). When a user clicks on any link in Facebook, Websense using its ThreatSeeker Cloud Malware Identification Platform, will analzye each URL in real-time for…