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Facebook launches new features

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 09:26 PM | Elisabeth Olsen


Timeline A while back, we blogged about some upcoming changes on Facebook . The new Timeline layout is now ready for release. All Facebook accounts will be updated to the new Timeline layout on December 29, 2011. You may already have noticed changes in some profiles. Timeline has been accessible to all...

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Typosquatting

Posted: 24 Oct 2011 08:42 PM | Devi


Do you often make mistakes when typing? Is the Backspace key your friend? Well, you are not alone! Most of us make typing errors once in a while, but what if those errors could cause data leakage? Typosquatting exploits common typing errors made when entering a Web address in a browser--typing “a”...

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Facebook and Websense Partner to Protect Users from Malicious Links

Posted: 03 Oct 2011 02:30 PM | Carl Leonard


Today, we have some exciting news. Some of you may have already heard about it, because it is big! Starting today, we have implemented a partnership with Facebook, arguably the largest, most important platform on the globe, to better protect users against malicious links leading to malware-embedded websites...

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Facebook scams aiming to profit from recent tragedies in Norway and Amy Winehouse's death

Posted: 25 Jul 2011 10:36 AM | Elad Sharf


The tragic events that occurred at the end of last week with the Norway attacks and the sudden death of British singer Amy Winehouse resulted in some unwanted scam activities in cyberspace. Websense Security Labs ™ and the Websense ThreatSeeker ® Network have detected that scams pretending...

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A weekend of Click-jacking on Facebook

Posted: 02 May 2011 07:17 PM | Anonymous


In this blog post, I will analyze a Facebook scam technique that we've seen grow in popularity over the past few weeks, but let's focus on one example that was circulating this past weekend. As a Websense customer, if you are running our Web Security Software or real-time analytics, your users...

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"Facebook Profile Photos" malware on the run!

Posted: 30 Jan 2011 08:41 AM | Ran Qiong


Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has detected another fake Facebook sites campaign, just 4 days after Websense warned of the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Page Showing Rogue Comments hack. A malicious executable file appears on fake Facebook sites titled  "Facebook Profile Photos". Websense customers have been protected against this attack with ACE, our Advanced Classification Engine.

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