Are your children asking you for permission to get on Pinterest? It’s pretty hard NOT to be a Pinterest fan, with all of those beautiful pictures – no wonder it’s the third-most visited social networking site and that your children are so eager to get on to it. It’s not surprising then, as a result of the site’s dramatic increase in popularity, that Pinterest has become a haven for cybercriminals.
The International Day of love is just around the corner, inviting romantics from all over the world to display their love and…empty their wallets! When browsing for gift ideas for Valentine’s Day to surprise your loved one, stay alert: cyber-thieves are also preparing for the occasion, and will do just about anything to steal your financial details!
Some weeks ago we were talking about what security lessons we’ve learned from 2012’s tumultuous malware and hack attacks. But with devices such as smartphones and tablets becoming ever more prevalent, cybercrooks are on the lookout for new ways to steal data, and with many users slow to adopt security measures for their new devices, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the nature of new threats.
Last week, Facebook announced its latest functionality: the Facebook Graph Search. As Facebook changes its look and functionalities often, you’ve probably asked yourself: “Ok, what is Facebook doing now?” In a nutshell, Facebook tries to follow in Google’s footsteps to create a built-in search engine that allows you to find things and… PEOPLE, more easily, based on relationship and context. Surely, all you Facebook groupies can’t wait to test it out, but cybercrooks can’t either. How’s that? Well, let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we?
Remember we’ve talked about how to become a better online citizen?
Now make a U-turn and think of… TROLLS. The anti-social side of being social. A threat to good manners and Internet etiquette. Trolling is all about deliberately and cleverly annoying people online and there are plenty of examples. To spot a troll in your online conversations on forums, blogs or chat rooms simply look for offensive or off-topic messages that disrupt the thread and try to start a riot!