Since the source code for the Pony Botnet Controller was leaked, Trustwave’s SpiderLabs has been tracking the beast with much fascination.
Interest turned to stunned surprise when the researchers uncovered a Pony Botnet server stabling over two million account credentials and passwords for Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, Odnoklassniki (the second largest Russian social network site) and more.
Contrary to what some news outlets are reporting, SpiderLabs said that locations of the victims is global (not the Netherlands).
SpiderLabs explained that they could not specify a targeted country because the attacker used a proxy server based in the Netherlands to push the outflow of traffic from an NL address (making it look like there are 1,049,879 victims in the Netherlands).
A great thing happened on Instagram today: Star Wars joined. Even better? The first thing posted was a selfie of Darth Vader, who is clearly using the Dark Side to capture his good side (aka his black-helmeted face).
Facebook is not a good place to post information that you don’t want untrustworthy people to see. People like robbers, who plan their next big heist based on information gleaned from careless Facebook posters. A Canadian woman’s Kamloops, B.C. home was robbed of around $20,000 in goods. To make things worse, the thieves loaded their loot into the family’s second car and drove off.
The kicker? That a neighbor witnessed this all happening and didn’t do anything — assuming that it was just the family moving out.
The woman is now spreading the word about the hidden dangers of Facebook posting. It’s her belief that a post announcing that her family would be checking out the Vancouver Canucks game that weekend is what tipped the robbers off.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has been blamed for a theft. Remember the girl who posted a pic of herself holding $20,000 in cash? Crooks raided her house within hours of the upload.
Don’t want the entire Facebook-using and -abusing population to see your friends list?
You can always change the setting to private - a setting labeled, for some strange reason, “only me”, chosen in response to the “who can see your friends list?” setting.
Fat lot of good it will do you, though.
Irene Abezgauz, a vice president of product management at the security software company Quotium, has discovered a way for any casual visitor, stranger, stalker or troll to see friend lists that their users have set to be private, and that includes any friends who’ve also set their lists to be private.
In this post you are going to discover the 50 most important things I have learned about iPhone photography. Over the past two years I have taken some really great photos, and at least ten times more photos that did not turn out the way I wanted. I have done a lot of photo editing, which often only made my photos worse. I have spent countless hours on social media sharing my work and following the work of other photographers. And I have learned many things in the process.
I hope that by sharing the most important lessons I have learned I can accelerate your learning and help you avoid some of the mistakes that I made. But most importantly, I hope to inspire you to become a more active iPhone photographer. Let’s get started!
Whenever people are buzzing about a new piece of technology, online scammers and con artists aren’t far behind to exploit the phenomenon. With the launches of both Sony’s PS4 gaming system and Microsoft’s Xbox One, cybercriminals are taking to Facebook and other social media outlets to take advantage of curious users.
The scam works like so many others like it. First, the cybercriminals create a page that promises to raffle or give away a new piece of the videogame hardware. Next, they ask users to like or share their page for a chance to win. They are also prompted to visit several survey sites and input their personal information, which, of course, is then taken by the scammers and sold to shady online marketing groups. Even worse, some of the “giveaways” prompt users to download software.
Twitter streams across America are now full of pictures, but yours doesn’t have to be.
An update to the microblogging site Tuesday automatically displays images and Vine videos meaning users don’t need to click on a tweet in order to see its visual content. The change has already been implemented on the web, and is available to iOS and Android mobile users who update their app.
But not everyone wants to see tweeted pictures automatically, and there are ways to turn off Tuesday’s new feature on mobile. Simply go to settings within the app, and deselect the “Image Previews” tab. Simple as that.