Tag: social network

  • Twitter spam – Spitter? Tpam?

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the past couple of years, you have been exposed to Twitter in some shape or form. Having adopted the means of socializing myself not too long ago (been researching it’s security since day-0, jumped on the bandwagon a few months ago), you have to live with the […]

  • Are you LinkedIn/Facebooked/Twittered/Beboed/Viadeoed/etc?

    I’ve just finished reading a great little note from Brian Krebs on the Washington Post that enabled me to “out” (don’t worry, I won’t) an incident that some of us in the security industry have been following in the last few days. One of “ours” has been hijacked on Tweeter, and the impersonator who hijacked […]

  • Social aspects of web security – the March edition

    It’s that time of the year again… March madness is engulfing us with news and pre-season activities, and everyone is out and about to see what we would be seeing in the coming months. Just as we have portrayed before, eCrime is a social animal just as well, and is not going to let the […]

  • The oracle strikes again – “Browser OS” threats start to appear

    Moving on from the social networking issues we outlined in the past couple of weeks, after following the predictions, and their materialization (here, here, here in the announcement of Gmail offline, here, and here), we can already see the “Browser OS”, as we dubbed it in our annual threat and predictions report, begin to materialize […]

  • Social networking threats – the “hacker” story

    As the social networking threats angle is picking up a lot of traction lately <pat_on_own_back>,  the folks at Netragard have posted a great write-up on using social networks as an attack tool – involving both social engineering as well as technical exploits. The post can be found here, and I just want to quote a couple of […]