security

Share A survey carried out by security firm Trend Micro has revealed that 40% of British teenager are “social hackers”. They have hacked into social networking sites such as Facebook for their own benefits. The “new” idea of “social hacking” is that many social details are on view via social networking sites such as Facebook. A competent social hacker can find information which tends to give away security question answers. So that rather than rummaging through dustbins for passwords, social hackers simply rely on their Google-Fu.

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Share More than half of teenagers who use the social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace have posted information about sexual behavior, substance abuse/violence and other risky behaviors on their publicly available profiles. And that may attract unwanted attention from sexual predators or jeopardize their future employment prospects

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Share Facebook has made significant changes to its recently launched Beacon advertising platform after 50,000 Facebook members signed a MoveOn.org petition over a 10-day period, asking the site to respect user privacy. Beacon sends messages to members friends about what they are purchasing online. If the member booked a trip to Japan on Travelocity.com, for example, friends on Facebook would know it. If the member purchased a ticket to “American Gangster,” that would also be known among friends.

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Share Click here to see the Picture in Full Size…. The Facebook Blackout of 2008 has begun. More than 1.3 million of Facebook’s 120 million active users pledged to boycott the site for twenty-four (24) hours beginning at 12:00 PM Eastern Time today. The boycott, organized by disgruntled user Boris Kelevra (Paris, France), aims to force Facebook into reverting to its old design through the loss of advertising revenues otherwise generated by boycott participants. In addition to the 1.3 million known participants, nearly 1.5 million users “may” participate in the boycott. “Friends account deleted, Limited in sending message or poking, stupid new layout ! Administrators don’t care about what we think ! But what will happen if we all decide to stay off of facebook for 1 day !”

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Share According to a new study, If you are the one who update their status message on social networking sites like Facebook, regularly, then people can easily know what kind of a person are you. The study has claimed that the short statement, which can be seen by hundreds of online friends, reveals much more about you than you think.

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