Internet Security News & Views

Month: March 2013

"Pope could be sued over Child Abuse Claims" Fake CNN News Email

Omniquad warns: Fake CNN and BBC News Alerts point to MALWARE!

Internet criminals have come up with a new way of distributing malware through email campaigns, they send breaking news emails from  some popular news site likes CNN and the BBC. The emails are piggybacking on popular news or current affairs. The email links take victims to malicious websites containing malware. Detailed Analysis of Emails claiming… Read More ›

MovieStarPlanet – Not just Child’s Play – What every parent should know.

MovieStarPlanet MovieStarPlanet is a free social interactive fantasy website created for children aged between 8 and 15 years old. Children get to choose from a variety of movie star characters, dress them up, choose their hairstyles, make movies, play games and chat. The point of the game is to earn fame and fortune by social… Read More ›

Facebook Security – Learn how to spot scams and avoid malware on Facebook

Facebook Malware, Scams and Worms With billions of people connecting on social networking sites, these sites have become a number one target for scams, malware and worms. The only guaranteed way to keep yourself safe is not to join a social networking site but that is a bit like saying don’t have a computer. Knowledge… Read More ›

Has Facebook run its Course? Are problems within the social media platform too big to overcome?

Is Facebook Still Relevant Today? Facebook was once the top dog of social media platforms and could seemingly do no wrong. That is, until it did. With issues surrounding privacy, security and controversy plus the fact that competition is hot on its heels in the form of the Google+, is Facebook still relevant to both… Read More ›

Security News in Brief

“Unfortunately, it’s likely your site was hacked.” Google has launched a new “Help for Hacked Sites” information series to help site owners deal with hacking and understand how to recover their hacked websites. There are articles and informative videos, detailing both what to do in case you are hacked, and help diagnose specific malware infection… Read More ›

Heres looking at Vimeo! – Their security settings are pretty comprehensive!

Vimeo Vimeo is a video sharing social media platform that had 14 million active members in December 2012 and has over 675 million visits a year. Not bad for a website that was first launched to a small audience at the end of 2004. One of the major benefits of Vimeo is the high quality… Read More ›

LinkedIn Phishing Emails – How to distinguish between a Phish and a Legitimate Email

Phishers are targeting the customers of banks, online payment services and social networking sites like HSBC Bank, PayPal, Fedex, Facebook, Evernote, Twitter and LinkedIn etc… Users of any online service or social networking site can be targeted through phishing emails and scams in a number of ways through emails. Below we will show you how… Read More ›

Twitter – Getting the most out of Twitter while being aware of Security Risks

How to Make the Most of Your Twitter Account Twitter is one of the most popular social media networks around, with over 200 million active users all sending up to 500 million tweets per day. If you are not one of the many Twitterers out there then you may well be missing out as users… Read More ›

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