Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

“This allowed information to cross over domains — essentially meaning that if a user visits a particular website, an attacker can open Facebook and can collect information about the user and their friends,” said Masas.

IOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security

IOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security

If the attacker has your iPhone and your passcode is compromised, you lose your data; your passwords to third-party online accounts; your Apple ID password (and obviously the second authentication factor is not a problem).

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

It finds that for under $50, criminals can sell a person's complete digital life on the dark web, including data from breached social media accounts; banking details; remote access to servers or desktops; data from popular services like Uber, Netflix, and Spotify; and accounts for gaming websites, dating apps and porn websites, which might include credit card information.

E-Mail

E-Mail

Susimail is a web-based email client intended primarily for use with Postman's mail servers, and is designed with security and anonymity in mind. Anonymity Friendly Email Provider List [ edit ]

GCHQ uses Instagram to 'open up world of espionage' to public

GCHQ uses Instagram to 'open up world of espionage' to public

After years of secretly hoovering up metadata about millions of citizens, Britain’s spy agency has made its public foray into one of the growing sources for such information by opening its own Instagram account.

Why I deleted my Facebook account – Owen Selles – Medium

Why I deleted my Facebook account – Owen Selles – Medium

When you do get your Facebook data, it contains a huge number of files, which include: ads, apps, contact info, events, friends, messages, photos and videos, to name a few. You can delete your account — and presumable your data — but Facebook doesn’t like this at all.

Google Online Security Blog: Announcing some security treats to protect you from attackers’ tricks

Verify critical security settings to help ensure your account isn’t vulnerable to additional attacks and that someone can’t access it via other means, like a recovery phone number or email address.

How to test and verify the speeds of your VPN

How to test and verify the speeds of your VPN

Tests are run on Vultr VPS (Virtual Private Server) infrastructure. You will need to connect to the VPS you just created when the server has finished being built.

Facebook’s New ID Verification System Is Intrusive

Facebook’s New ID Verification System Is Intrusive

Each time we tried to advertise for the magazine, Facebook was automatically blacklisting the post with errors like. Now, Facebook suggests that you should become “verified” in order to create posts with political content.

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

Yahoo, for instance, didn’t allow users to delete accounts or change personally identifying information they shared, such as their birthday, until pressured to do so after the breach.

3 Ways to Check if Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

3 Ways to Check if Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

These tips will be useful to all Gmail users including those without any current problems as it is always a good idea to keep an eye on your email accounts and to know how to monitor unusual activities.

FBI foiled as criminal cleverly enters private mode on browser

FBI foiled as criminal cleverly enters private mode on browser

“He’s a goddamn genius, always ten steps ahead,” says Inspector Chris Astley, head of the taskforce pursuing Harrington. Sources close to Harrington have indicated to the Chaser that they now believe Harrington has moved to the Cayman Islands, taking with him over $60 million in money generated through the sale of blackmarket goods.

Facebook Privacy - Fact or Fiction?

Facebook Privacy - Fact or Fiction?

At the center of Facebook lies the profile - your personal account with the information you choose to share with your friends and the world. If you, like I once did, have your home address on your Facebook profile, it’s time to remove it.

Securing your users' authentication

Securing your users' authentication

This way, if a user’s account is compromised and the attacker locks the user out, the user can still use the printed page to reset their account, change their password and add two-factor auth to make the account more secure.

Apple is distancing itself again from Google and Facebook with a new privacy website

Apple is distancing itself again from Google and Facebook with a new privacy website

Part of the website focuses on Apple's privacy features and the ways it limits the data it collects. The other part focuses on how a user can limit the data that's collected about him or her, including a new portal for downloading your personal data and deleting your Apple account.

How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever

How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever

Last month, Facebook revealed that a security vulnerability exposed up to 50 million accounts to being hijacked by hackers. “It’s why we took immediate action to secure people’s accounts and fix the vulnerability.” So I pulled out my data from Facebook and purged the account.

A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal – Member Feature Stories – Medium

A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal – Member Feature Stories – Medium

For maximum privacy, you should only use a prepaid phone service so that they don’t know your name. Once you have your proxy address(es) set up, you’ll want to use them for every service that doesn’t require proof of residence.

How to delete your Google account

How to delete your Google account

If you want to remove particular Google services from your account, click Delete products and sign into your account when prompted. You'll see a list of all the Google services associated with your account -- just click the trash can icon next to those you want to delete.

Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+

Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+

This project looked at the operation of our privacy controls, platforms where users were not engaging with our APIs because of concerns around data privacy, areas where developers may have been granted overly broad access, and other areas in which our policies should be tightened.

How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can, Too) – Member Feature Stories – Medium

How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can, Too) – Member Feature Stories – Medium

One of the biggest challenges to quitting is the fact that most alternatives, particularly those in the open source of privacy space, are really not user friendly.

Facebook is Dying and Here’s the Proof – FutureSin – Medium

Facebook is Dying and Here’s the Proof – FutureSin – Medium

Facebook is now making users wait twice as long to delete their accounts In a shocking and bizarre move to the product and customer experience it now takes a full month to delete your Facebook account — twice as long as before.

Facebook bug prevented users from deleting their accounts

Facebook bug prevented users from deleting their accounts

Until just a few days ago, some Facebook users could not delete their accounts — the option to do so simply didn’t work. No matter what I tried, and regardless of which browser I used, the Facebook help page for deleting your account would not load when logged into his account:

Facebook extends account deletion grace period from 14 to 30 days

Facebook extends account deletion grace period from 14 to 30 days

Facebook recently extended the deletion grace period for terminating your main account from 14 to 30 days, the company confirmed to The Verge. “We recently increased the grace period when you choose to delete your Facebook account from 14 days to 30 days,” says a Facebook spokesperson.

The Facebook Hack Exposes an Internet-Wide Failure

The Facebook Hack Exposes an Internet-Wide Failure

With those tokens, hackers can take full control of users’ Facebook accounts, but because of Single Sign-On they can also access any other website that those 50 million users log into with Facebook.

Schneier on Security

It is also using contact information you handed over for security purposes and contact information you didn't hand over at all, but that was collected from other people's contact books, a hidden layer of details Facebook has about you that I've come to call "shadow contact information." I managed to place an ad in front of Alan Mislove by targeting his shadow profile.

Facebook hack gets worse as company admits Instagram and other apps were exposed too

Facebook hack gets worse as company admits Instagram and other apps were exposed too

The attackers used that vulnerability to steal the digital keys, known as "access tokens," from the accounts of people whose profiles were searched for using the "View As" feature.

Latest Facebook hack and why 2-step verification isn't enough

Latest Facebook hack and why 2-step verification isn't enough

The security team decided to reset access tokens of 90 million accounts in total, just in case. By logging people out, we prevent attackers from using the tokens to access these accounts.

A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal – Jameson Lopp – Medium

A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal – Jameson Lopp – Medium

For maximum privacy, you should only use a prepaid phone service so that they don’t know your name. You can also provide protection for all devices on your network including smart TVs and mobile apps by configuring your router to use a local DNS server that is running Pi-hole.

YouTube hosts 'how to hack Facebook' videos

On YouTube, the tutorials - some of which have been deleted by Google - explain how to hack into Facebook profiles by stealing "access tokens", digital keys which allow users to log in without entering their passwords every time.

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