Just recently, it was reported that a hacker leveraged Facebook’s Graph Search to collect information from the massive database. Data like phone numbers was obtained from thousands of users, which when matched with the username could have further implications on the users’ privacy. Facebook handled it by issuing the hacker with a cease and desist. It is not clear exactly how many Facebook users’ data was obtained, nor is it clear as to whether Facebook will choose to notify those users whose data was compromised.
Most of the programs that act as hijackers come as innocent “add-ons” that promise to make your life easier or more fun, while browsing. However, this is not the only way you can become the victim of browser hijacking. You can simply visit a malicious or compromised site and get infected.
This internet security report has been brought to you by the FBI. They recently revealed that photo-sharing programs are the new scam. Cybercriminals have spread their evil claws and thieving ways to yet another aspect of our internet usage. They are setting up fake photo-sharing websites and luring you in.
It’s a very different world out there; the one our children are growing up in is certainly not the same world we grew up in. Technology has evolved quite dramatically, and as a result, we, as parents, often find ourselves unprepared for some of the most important conversations we need to be having with our children.
Web browsers are a gate open to the internet. Although we may not realize it, we rely extensively on the use of web browsers to read emails or local news, to check the weather forecast or to manage our financial resources.
Weak browser security can very often lead to performance issues, malware infections or worse, to cybercriminals stealing your data and gaining control of your system.