Facebook “Dislike” Button a Scam

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Facebook users are being targeted again in a scam that offers them a chance to install a "dislike" button. This scam has been making its way around Facebook this past weekend and it is said thousands of users have been affected, effected and infected. The scam asks users if they would like to install a "dislike" button on their Facebook page, once they select the link the user are tricked into allowing a rogue application to access their profile page, which then begin post spam messages. The rouge application also attempts to lure the user into completing an online survey, for which the responsible party of the scam are paid money.

Facebook Fixes Privacy Issue – Full Disclosure of User Information

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On august 11, 2010, a researcher post information about a bug in Facebook's login process that revealed the full name, email address and profile picture of all 500 plus million Facebook account holders regardless of your privacy setting. The bug has recently been repaired by Facebook, but posed enormous privacy threat for Facebook users prior to the fix being implemented.

Apple’s iDevices Gets Latest Patch against Latest Jailbreak Issue

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Apparently, everyone was waiting for the update, while small in size and a quick download for the iPad, the same could not be said for the iPhone. The patch for the iPhone took over an hour for the 300+ MB file to be downloaded. The latest versions are now 4.0.2 for the iPhone and 3.2.2 for the iPad.

Google’s Android Targeted by Malware

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Security experts at Kaspersky Lab stated they have discovered a malware application that targets the Google Android mobile operating system in Russia. The malware named "Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a" is the first of its kind specifically implement to target the Android mobile OS according to the researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

Jailbreaking Apple’s Mobile iProducts Get Easier

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As the popularity of the small Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iTouch) take off, they are drawing the attentions of hackers. Some hackers just want to access the OS so they remove roadblocks for application customization and to add unauthorized tools and programs, while others might want to do damage or steal your information.

Microsoft Plans Emergency Windows Patch for Monday August 2nd

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Microsoft stated they will issue an emergency patch for the critical Windows shortcut bug on Monday, Aug. 2. The patch is set to be released on Monday at around 10 a.m. California time. The news of this vulnerability surfaced 2 weeks ago and with an of attackers trying to exploit this vulnerability, Microsoft has taken an out-of-band approach to fix the problem. To date SecurityOrb.com has learned a few companies were comprimised by this bug.

Android Gets Hacked Again, Millions Affected Unknowingly, Advantage: Apple

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A very interesting article from my friends at MacApper, they cover everything about Apple and Mac over. As the title stated, Google's Android OS gets hacked again and it provides an advantage to Apple and its iPhone. Not sure if I feel the same way about that, but what is does say to me is that Apple's AppStore vetting process does provide more security to the users than the more wide open style of Android. Enjoy Keri Facey's full article here from MacApper.

Researcher Intercepts GSM Cell Phones During Defcon Demo

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DEFCON18 -- Las Vegas -- A hardware hacking expert here at Defcon18 successfully faked several attendees' cell phones into connecting to his phony GSM base station during a live demonstration that had initially raised concerns at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).