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Category Archives: Facebook

Passwords You Need to Change due to the Heartbleed Bug

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Many websites and online services, including Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Yahoo, were affected by the recently announced Heartbleed vulnerability. The site linked below has collected responses from social media, email, financial, and other companies regarding steps they have taken to … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Email Switcheroo

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Have you checked the email address listed on your Facebook profile page lately? Chances are, instead of the email address you set on your profile, your email is now listed as ‘randomnumber’@facebook.com. In April, Facebook announced they would be providing … Continue reading

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Facebook Adds Antivirus Marketplace

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Social media titan Facebook has added antivirus software downloads to its bag of tricks. In its Antivirus Marketplace, you can now download antivirus software for PCs and Macs from several top vendors such as Sophos, Norton, McAfee, and TrendMicro. These … Continue reading

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Could Your iPhone Be Used To Hijack Your Facebook Account?

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A vulnerability in the Facebook application on several popular mobile devices may potentially allow someone to take control of your Facebook account. Developers have discovered that the Facebook application for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android-based devices does … Continue reading

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Facebook Malware Alert

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Security professionals have reported a new malware warning for Facebook. According to reports, a worm is being spread through a link that users receive via a message in Facebook . See http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/new-facebook-worm-spreading/9825 for additional details. Remember to exercise caution with … Continue reading

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Social Networking and Privacy: What You Need to Know

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Check out the new social networking and privacy story at http://cio.usc.edu/enews/socialnetworkingfall2011.html. Sign up for the IT at USC e-newsletter while you are there.

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Don’t Fall for Facebook Scams

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Did you know that Sophos, the developer of the antivirus software that Information Technology Services provides to USC account holders, has an IT security blog with information about the latest Facebook hoaxes and other online scams? Visit the Sophos security … Continue reading

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