Updates to Anti-Social Media
Richi Jennings for TechBeacon’s Security Blogwatch:
It’s election hacking season: Are you a target? A selection of commentary from a variety of sources. “ Allegedly, Russia and Iran have been phishing, hacking, and building fake profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube…With the midterms just a few months away, the froth is building.”
Graham Cluley for BitDefender:
Facebook pulls its VPN from the iOS App Store after data-harvesting accusations – “Facebook has withdrawn its Onavo Protect VPN app from the iOS App Store after Apple determined that it was breaking data-collection policies.”
John Leyden for The Register:
Facebook pulls ‘snoopy’ Onavo VPN from Apple’s App Store after falling foul of rules
Rebecca Hill for The Register:
Chap asks Facebook for data on his web activity, Facebook says no, now watchdog’s on the case – “Info collected on folk outside the social network ‘not readily accessible’ … Facebook’s refusal … is to be probed by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner … Under the General Data Protection Regulation … people can demand that organisations hand over the data they hold on them.”
Lisa Vaas for Sophos: F
acebook’s rating you on how trustworthy you are – a good analysis of the difficulties Facebook and other social media face in addressing the problem of fake news.
I spoke at the VB 2010 Seminar in London on ways that Social Engineering can affect your business’ users.
During the talk, I used some links for demos (many thanks to my good friend
Dave Marcus for originally showing me a few of these). For those that are interested, here are the links:
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I’ve just put up an article at ESET’s blog page that you might find interesting. In fact, if I wasn’t desperately trying to clear a backlog of stuff so that I can take a couple of days off, I’d have posted more on the topic here, but I am desperate, so here’s a simple pointer instead.
It’s basically a mock-up of an interview for the BBC that unfortunately didn’t take place, concerning the way your data outlive you.
David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
Director of Malware Intelligence, ESET
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