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Rogue ads target EU users, expose them to Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite through the KingTranslate PUA

By Dancho Danchev

Who would need a virtually unknown, but supposedly free, desktop based application in order to translate texts between multiple languages? Tens of thousands of socially engineered European ads, who continue getting exposed to the rogue ads served through Yieldmanager’s network, are promoting more… 247 more words

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Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.

The brand new iPad Mini will start arriving on lucky Apple fans’ doorsteps on Friday. 431 more words


18 months later, and Facebook Profile Viewer rogue apps still successfully tricking users

Back in January 2011, I wrote an article bemoaning the state of Facebook security, and specifically its apparent inability to stamp out fake messages which claim to let you find out who has viewed your Facebook profile. 362 more words


Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users with SOPA/PIPA warning

Facebook is a breeding ground for scammers, cybercriminals and mischief-makers. If you don’t have your wits about you, you might be easy prey for the bad guys. 400 more words


Facebook teams up with Sophos and other security vendors

Facebook and security. Is it a marriage that has any legs?

The social networking giant today announced its partnership with a number of security vendors, including Sophos. 517 more words


Check your Twitter account for rogue applications

If you’re careless about what applications you allow to access your Twitter account, don’t be surprised if you find the bad guys are spamming tweets out in your name without your permission. 205 more words


Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

A rogue application which claims to allow you to see who has viewed your Facebook profile is spreading between accounts on the popular social network. 286 more words