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Fake Facebook date ends in robbery

Fake Facebook date ends in robbery

By 1 August 2011

A supermarket manager has been the victim of a blind date sting on Facebook, which culminated in him being gagged and blind folded whilst the criminals ransacked his Carrefour branch. Admittedly, for some, being blind folded and gagged is the ideal end... >>

Facebook facial recognition sparks security concerns

Facebook facial recognition sparks security concerns

By 7 June 2011

Last year Facebook introduced face recognition technology for easier photo tagging with the feature being rolled out in the States. Well now we're hearing that the addition has reached our green and pleasant land, although it's not all bright eyes and... >>

Rogue Facebook app claims to show who's been looking at your profile

Rogue Facebook app claims to show who's been looking at your profile

By 29 November 2010

Internet security specialist Sophos has issued a warning regarding a Facebook scam that is currently doing the rounds. Now, we know what you're thinking; "Who actually falls for these scams?", but the numbers suggest that quite a few people do - around... >>

Twitter security flaw conceives goat sex fetish

Twitter security flaw conceives goat sex fetish

By 27 September 2010

A security flaw on Twitter has been exposed that sounds pretty funny, unless you are a goat who has been the victim of a sex attack that is. A Twitter worm created random Tweets beginning with WTF that contained a bogus link which, in turn, created goat-sex... >>

60 per cent of Facebook users consider quitting

60 per cent of Facebook users consider quitting

By 21 May 2010

As pressure mounts on Facebook over its privacy settings, the news that 60 per cent of respondents to a Sophos questionnaire were considering quitting the service wouldn't have gone down to well with Mark Zuckerberg and the gang. The survey, which was... >>

Facebook adware threat - beware the sexy movie

Facebook adware threat - beware the sexy movie

By 17 May 2010

We at Pocket Lint would hate for any internet baddies to get the better of you by tricking you into installing nasty adware on your PCs. That's why we're bringing you this news from security specialist Sophos. It is saying that a bogus video has begun... >>

Snow Leopard includes antivirus software?

Snow Leopard includes antivirus software?

By 26 August 2009

If rumours are true, then the next version of OS X - Snow Leopard - contains baked-in antivirus software. A screenshot has surfaced of a DMG downloaded by Safari being stopped in its tracks by the operating system. The dialog box names the virus as "OSX.RSPlug.A"... >>

VIDEO: New Twitter threats identified

VIDEO: New Twitter threats identified

By 24 June 2009

Two new Twitter security threats have been revealed, as users of the micro-blogging site appear to be increasingly targeted for malware attacks. Sophos brings news that Guy Kawasaki's Twitter account has been used to spread malware that targets both Windows... >>

Mac users warned of web-based malware

Mac users warned of web-based malware

By 25 March 2009

Sophos is warning Apple Mac users to "be on their guard" against websites hosting malicious code designed to infect their systems. This follows the discovery of a new version of the OS X/RSPlug Trojan horse that is being distributed via a legitimate-looking... >>

Sophos urges use of stronger passwords

Sophos urges use of stronger passwords

By 10 March 2009

Sophos is "urging" computer users to use different, and stronger passwords for online accounts and services. The IT security firm advises people to take the time to "assess the strength of their passwords and ensure that they are choosing unique and multiple... >>


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