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Facebook increases security for users

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Facebook has become more concerned about its users’ security. The social giant understands that education is the key to providing users with a secure experience. We have already seen the Facebook “dinosaur” guiding us via privacy settings. Now Facebook pops out a short guide to improve the security of our profiles. We strongly recommend not […]

More cybersecurity predictions for 2015

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Yesterday, we looked at two hot areas to be aware of regarding your online security: Data breaches and mobile security. Today, we’ll look at two more areas that haven’t caused as much trouble or damage as the other two, but are likely to grow in importance. Internet of (Every)Thing at risk The “smart” home has […]

We like the ‘Oversharing on social media’ message aired during Sugar Bowl

In last night’s broadcast of the Sugar Bowl, a showdown of two power-house college football teams in the USA, Allstate Insurance, aired a series of brilliant commercials about the risk of over-sharing on social networks. The social media team at Avast has been preaching this message for a while now, so we were happy to […]

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スイスで、ある裁判官が、ソーシャルネットワークに投稿したコメントについて罰金の支払いを若者に命じる判決がありました。報道によると、この若者はソーシャルネットワーク上の 290 人の友人から自分の誕生日に届いたお祝いのコメントが足りないと感じたと言います。若者が投稿したコメントは、ざっと翻訳するとこんな内容でした。「誰も僕の誕生日を祝ってくれないんだな(中略)みんな、ぶっ殺してやる。今さら後悔しても、もう手遅れだよ。バーン、バーン、バーン」若者は後から、このコメントはただの嫌みのつもりで殺人の意図はなかったと釈明しましたが、裁判官はこのコメントにユーモアを認めず罰金の支払いを命じました。

これは、最近頻繁に起きている偽の脅迫的な投稿のほんの一例にすぎません。なかには、「Facebook で脅迫的な内容」を投稿したとしてテキサス州の 10 代の若者が禁固 5 カ月の判決を受けたように、もっと重い処罰を受けた例もあります。脅迫と受け取られかねないコメントは、たちまち地元当局の目にとまって手痛い結果をもたらす可能性があります。


ソーシャルネットワーク上のコンテンツは、またたく間に広まります。たとえば今年の初めにも、人気のスマートフォンアプリに関するデマメールが飛び交いました。デマにはいくつものパターンがありましたが、あるメッセージはコンピュータで生成された音声で「Send this message in the next 20 minutes to 20 friends or you will be dead by tomorrow.(20 分以内に 20 人の友人にこのメッセージを転送せよ。さもないと明日までの命だ)」と告げるものでした。通常であれば、これほど露骨であれば、受信したユーザーは誰も相手にせずメッセージを削除して終わるはずでした。ところが、このとき使われたのは 10 代に非常に人気のあるインスタントメッセージサービスだったため、多くの学生が怖がり、心配して次々とメッセージを転送したのです。ドイツではこのデマが山火事のように広まり、あまりに多くの未成年者の間に広がったため、このデマメールについて警察が警告を始めたほどです。



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A Winky Face Emoticon Is Not Enough: Man Fined for Facebook Comment

In Switzerland, a judge sentenced a young man to pay a fine for a comment he made on a social network. According to news reports, he felt he didn’t receive a sufficient number of birthday congratulations from his 290 friends on the social network…

Facebook Clickjacking: Will You Like Me?

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“Who wouldn’t want to have more likes on their Facebook page?” This is the motivation of a very trivial code to get more likes, but while other methods usually comprise of adding better content or advertising, this one is a bit easier, and much dirtier. Why not show the like button directly beneath your mouse […]

How your social networks can hurt you during a job hunt

In a blog post published back in June, we shared the stories of a few unfortunate people who were fired from their jobs or passed over for a job promotion because of over-sharing on social networks. If you are looking for a job and wonder why you are not getting a call back, it could […]

What’s Hot on Social: Security and privacy update

Millions of users access social networks every day in order to share, engage, and look for information as well as entertainment. The transparency of social networks come with a risk and we very often expose ourselves to hackers and scammers that can take advantage of information we share. Social platforms constantly improve security and privacy […]

The Dilemma of Anonymity and Dangers of Ask.fm

Anonymity affords a precarious, irresistible power to teens online. Ask.fm is one app that’s exploding in popularity by allowing users to ask and answer questions to one another anonymously. While Ask.fm is used by many teens as a digital playground to flirt and just have fun (and confess crushes), the lack of a name or Read more…

Q&A: What is ‘Path’ and Is It Safe for My Child?

Q: I overheard my son telling his friend to message him on Path. What is Path and should I be concerned? A: Good question and hats off to you for paying attention to what your kids are doing online. Path is a new(er) social network app specifically designed for smart phones. It allows users to keep Read more…