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60 per cent of Facebook users consider quitting

60 per cent of Facebook users consider quitting

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Sophos warns of Twitter attack

Sophos warns of Twitter attack

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Sophos is warning Twitter users against an evolving attack which threatens to steal personal information from them. Thousands of Twitter users are reporting having received direct messages from friends inviting them to visit a bogus website. Sophos says... >>

Malware infected site detected every 5 seconds

Malware infected site detected every 5 seconds

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According to the latest research, a website infected with malware is detected every five seconds. Websites poisoned with malware capable of infecting visitors' machines are being discovered at a rate of 16,173 per day - which is three times faster than... >>

2007: A year in review, August

2007: A year in review, August

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It was Facebook that had a hotter than hot summer, with constant stings and court cases. First up, it was Vodafone and First Direct that took a pop at Zuckerberg and his crew. Both companies opted to pull their adverts from Facebook after these were shown... >>

41% of Facebook users are "stupid"

41% of Facebook users are "stupid"

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A Sophos experiment has shown that 41% of UK Facebook users ain't that smart. The IT security firm invented a Facebook profile, "Freddi Staur" (an anagram of "ID fraudster" - the wits) who was in actual fact a small green plastic frog, and then randomly... >>