Is Social Network Privacy on the Right Track ?

by George Lucian Petre, on 01.12.2011

Where to after the settlement of the FTC vs. Facebook confrontation? read more

Project Mayhem 2012 – Where, and when, may the Fawkes Virus surface?

by George Lucian Petre, on 18.11.2011

Anonymous claims it’s ready to unleash its mysterious “Fawkes Virus” on popular social networking sites after what it calls a testing period on Facebook. read more

Could This Be the 'Fawkes Virus'?

by George Lucian Petre, on 12.11.2011

How suspicious number one looks like read more

Phishy Honeypots: The Twitter Scams Picture

by George Lucian Petre, on 09.11.2011

When we started Safego for Twitter in August, we were curious about the structure of Twitter threats. We had multiple honeypots to analyze it and, since Twitter is so open, we had access to the scams that were publicly spread. But we still didn't have a clear picture of direct messages attacks. read more

When two plus two equals three. How grim is the Facebook account hijacking picture?

by George Lucian Petre, on 01.11.2011

Last week Facebook published a fascinating info-graphic on its security and anti-spam measures, as well as the size of the Facebook account hijacking phenomenon. read more

Thoughts from the battlefield - One year of fighting with social scams

by George Lucian Petre, on 27.10.2011

A year ago today, we launched Safego to protect Facebook users from scammers. In human time, it seems very recent. In scammer time, it seems like an eternity. read more

Five serious security and privacy concerns after f8

by George Lucian Petre, on 26.09.2011

While the Facebook new features will increase interaction between users, privacy and security issues were again pushed to new limits. What should we take care of? read more

Classic Domain Name Philosophy behind Facebook Scams

by Bitdefender Security Specialists, on 22.08.2011

Millions of Facebook scam hotspots can easily be created by means of a simple domain name adjustment technique traditionally used to spread malware and spam. read more

LinkedIn's Opt-Out Social Advertising Feature Exposing User Data

by Catalin Cosoi, on 11.08.2011

As of yesterday, business social network LinkedIn has introduced a new feature that exposes profile information, including names and photos as illustrations for third-party ads. The feature has been turned on by default across the platform without either asking for users’ consent or sending an announcement note in advance. read more

Second notable privacy flaw for Google+

by George Lucian Petre, on 01.07.2011

Hot on the heels of the news about a reshare bug on Google+, we’ve detected another flaw that should be of real concern to users read more