Posts Tagged ‘facebook security’

The Ugly Side of the Cloud – Facebook Access Vulnerability Uncovered

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

These things always seem to come in threes for some odd reason …

Security has been one of the top topics of the last 30 days. We have had the Last Pass incident and the Sony PSN hack. Both incidents demonstrated that your data may be at risk, even if you play by the book and use the best security practices available.

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Facebook Improves Security with Secure Browsing and Social Authentication

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Secure browsing sounds like a good idea, but social authentication seems kind of impractical …

Facebook today announced two changes to the popular social networking site that aim to improve the security of site visitors. Secure Browsing is a new opt-in option to configure Facebook to always use https connections. While Facebook is already making use of a secure connection when the user logs into the network, it is not making use of the secure connection during the entire session.

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Facebook Apps Now Able to Grab Mobile Phone Number and Address

Monday, January 17th, 2011

This should come as a surprise to no one. If you do a bit of research, it’s pretty amazing to see how much of our “private” personal information is available out there; and I’m not just talking about Facebook …

Facebook and privacy, the saga will never end it seems. A recent blog posting over at Facebook by Jeff Bowen outlines some of the platform updates for developers. The announcement is technical and most users have probably skipped it altogether, if they did find it in the first place that is.

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