Monthly Archives: June 2013

Facebook bug exposed contact info of 6M users

Facebook is alerting 6 million of its users that their e-mails or phone numbers were inadvertently shared with other members. The social network said Friday that it has discovered and patched a bug in its “Download Your Information” tool that … Continue reading

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Firm: Facebook’s shadow profiles are ‘frightening’ dossiers on everyone

Facebook’s shadow profile data collection activities came to light Friday when the social network disclosed a bug fix. The security researchers who found the vulnerability, Packet Storm Security, say Facebook is compiling “frightening” dossiers on everyone possible, including people without Facebook accounts.  … Continue reading

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Does encryption really shield you from government’s prying eyes?

If you’re thinking about encrypting email in light of revelations about U.S. government spying, you may be wasting your time. Recent leaks about surveillance efforts by the secretive National Security Agency have sparked a wide range of questions during the … Continue reading

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Malware masquerading as Bad Piggies found on Google Play

Heard of the game Bad Pigs? Or is it Bad Piggies? Some clever hacker decided to create a malicious app deceivingly similar to one of the top games in the Google Play store. And, it was downloaded more than 10,000 … Continue reading

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