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Facebook Security: How to Spot, Engage and Disarm Scams and Spam

Today, Facebook is home to over 500 million users -- and plenty of scams. The site, after all, is tailor-made for viral sharing and provides an all-too easy way for hackers and spammers to spread malicious worms. And, unfortunately, many of them succeed, simply because Facebook users continue to fall for their tricks. There are, however, a few steps you can take to guard against such virulent...

Koobface Malware Returns to Facebook With a New Twist

Since first breaking out on Facebook in 2008, the Koobface worm has occasionally reappeared, each time with a slightly different approach to infecting Facebook users. Now, it seems that it's back and in full force. Researchers from online security company ESET discovered the reappearance last week, after noticing a slew of similar e-mail worms invade Facebook users' inboxes. According to ESET's...

'Webcam' Virus Hijacks 750 Twitter Accounts

Lately the news has been all about Facebook and the Koobface virus, a nasty specimen that poses as an updated version of Adobe's Flash video player. The virus installs itself on your computer, takes over your Facebook profile, and then sends itself to your friends. Now, that same style of attack has hit the latest social network to make it big, Twitter, compromising at least 750 accounts. Much...

Facebook 'Koobface' Viruses Getting Smarter, More Dangerous

Back in October we reported on a virus by the name of Koobface, a nasty trickster that appeared in the form of messages pointing to supposedly racy videos. Click the link in the message and you'd be directed to download a new video player, which was in actuality the virus, itself, quickly taking over your profile and spreading to your friends. Koobface is sadly still around, now in its 28th...