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Facebook: At least 67 million accounts are fake | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 227 TWEETS

Based on Facebook's own figures, anywhere from 67 up to 137 million of its monthly users are either duplicate, malicious or otherwise 'fake'.">/* *//* *//* */

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Politics

£1.01 billion kept out of cybercrooks’ hands, claim UK e-cops | Naked Security

£1.01 billion kept out of cybercrooks’ hands, claim UK e-cops | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 111 TWEETS

The UK's Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) is claiming to have kept an astonishing £1.01 billion out of the hands of cybercrooks over the past two-and-a-half years. But just how accurate is that figure? John Hawes investigates...

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Online dating scam costs lovelorn Canadian $500k | Naked Security

Online dating scam costs lovelorn Canadian $500k | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 77 TWEETS

The rise of online dating has been spotted by cyber-crooks looking to exploit every weakness of the web-using world. Poor "Tony" lost $500,000 (CAD) to online scammers after being pulled into a complex, long-term fake romance con by a man he met

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/09/27/online-dating-scam-costs-lovelorn-canadian-500k/

Game apps under fire from consumer law makers | Naked Security

Game apps under fire from consumer law makers | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 61 TWEETS

The UK's Office of Fair Trading has investigated how apps and browser-based games comply with consumer law. Alarmed by their findings, they're recommending new developer guidelines around in-app purchases and language inciting children to pay for in-game

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Introducing the BlackHat 2013 #sophospuzzle | Naked Security

Introducing the BlackHat 2013 #sophospuzzle | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 15 TWEETS

Welcome to the BlackHat 2013 #sophospuzzleThis puzzle has four stages:• Crossword capers.Our crossword puzzle is fun whether you intend do the rest of the #sophospuzzle or not. If you want to go on, the solved grid of the crossword will give you

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US upholds the right to search your laptop at the border without warrant | Naked Security

US upholds the right to search your laptop at the border without warrant | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 1 TWEETS

A statement put out by the Department of Homeland Security says that hunches and intuition are enough to justify warrantless searches, and it's not explaining anything much beyond that. It goes on to provide Constitutional analysis that's mostly redacted.

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Retired, top-ranking US military officer is now Stuxnet leak suspect | Naked Security

Retired, top-ranking US military officer is now Stuxnet leak suspect | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 10 TWEETS

Former US Gen James Cartwright, once a trusted member of the president's national security team and the reputed brains behind operation Olympic Games, has been told he's under investigation for leaking information about this very operation.

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A look at Point of Sale RAM scraper malware and how it works  | Naked Security

A look at Point of Sale RAM scraper malware and how it works | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 129 TWEETS

A special kind of malware has been hitting the headlines recently - that which attacks the RAM of Point of Sale (PoS) systems.. In this article, Numaan Huq from SophosLabs takes a step back from the technical details and looks at the evolution of these Po

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The Dirty Dozen spamming countries – introducing the SophosLabs SPAMMIERSHIP League Tables! | Naked Security

The Dirty Dozen spamming countries – introducing the SophosLabs SPAMMIERSHIP League Tables! | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 120 TWEETS

Once every three months, we tot up our country-by-country spamtrap statistics for the previous quarter and calculate the Dirty Dozen. Of course, this is one "competition" in which getting promoted into the Premier Division - the SPAMMIERSHIP - i

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The PlugX malware factory revisited: introducing “Smoaler” | Naked Security

The PlugX malware factory revisited: introducing “Smoaler” | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 88 TWEETS

Popular SophosLabs writer Gabor Szappanos is back with more insights into the Tibetan-themed Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) scene. This time, he looks at Smoaler, a new cousin of the PlugX family that starts off like what we've seen before, before branc

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/15/the-plugx-malware-factory-revisited-introducing-smoaler/

Anatomy of a pseudorandom number generator – visualising Cryptocat’s buggy PRNG | Naked Security

Anatomy of a pseudorandom number generator – visualising Cryptocat’s buggy PRNG | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 569 TWEETS

Paul Ducklin digs into one of the cryptographic flaws recently found in Cryptocat, a secure messaging application. Don't worry if you aren't a statistician or a computer scientist...Duck doesn't get very mathematical, and has produced some very groovy ima

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/09/anatomy-of-a-pseudorandom-number-generator-visualising-cryptocats-buggy-prng/

Twitter hands over data to unmask racist users  | Naked Security

Twitter hands over data to unmask racist users | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 153 TWEETS

The data will help to identify those who posted racist tweets on Twitter's French service in October 2012. The court didn't buy Twitter's argument that it was a US company and therefore subject to US rules about free speech.

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/15/twitter-hands-over-data-to-unmask-racist-users/

14-month-old tot buys her dad a car on eBay | Naked Security

14-month-old tot buys her dad a car on eBay | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 210 TWEETS

One unsecured mobile phone + one click = a congratulatory note from eBay and a bit of a project sitting in the driveway. Might just be time to secure that mobile phone!

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/15/14-month-old-tot-buys-her-dad-a-car-on-ebay/

Angela Merkel calls for stricter EU-wide data protection rules | Naked Security

Angela Merkel calls for stricter EU-wide data protection rules | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 70 TWEETS

The German Chancellor has called for tougher data protection rules within the European Union, as well as a far greater level of transparency from the larger internet companies like Facebook and Google.

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‘Virtual Lolita’ bot imitates a schoolgirl to trap chatroom paedophiles | Naked Security

‘Virtual Lolita’ bot imitates a schoolgirl to trap chatroom paedophiles | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 115 TWEETS

The robot uses the advanced decision-making techniques of game theory to string along subjects to determine whether they're hanging out in chatrooms to prey on children.

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Microsoft to pay first bug bounty for Internet Explorer hole | Naked Security

Microsoft to pay first bug bounty for Internet Explorer hole | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 72 TWEETS

So far, so good with the new program, says Microsoft security expert Katie Moussouris. They're getting more bugs earlier and hearing from researchers who've never rung them before.

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Technology

WhatsApp users, ignore messages from ‘Priyanka’ – it’s a worm | Naked Security

WhatsApp users, ignore messages from ‘Priyanka’ – it’s a worm | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 405 TWEETS

What's up with WhatsApp? A worm is changing contact group names to "Priyanka" as it crawls through, and sometimes renames all contact names in worst-case scenarios.

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/11/whatsapp-users-ignore-messages-from-priyanka-its-a-worm/

You WEREN’T in a sex movie with Sherrie, so why open the link? | Naked Security

You WEREN’T in a sex movie with Sherrie, so why open the link? | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com 1 TWEETS

Looking through the daily avalanche of spam intercepted in our traps can be a soul-destroying job. Take this email, for instance, with the subject line "Hello! This is Sherrie from last Friday video shoot.

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