Getting tagged and your privacy

This morning my Facebook email address was invaded with spam (scam-spam as I call it) from people in my friends list with subject titles similar to the following: “<Some Friend1> invited you to the event You Gotta See This Exciting Feature!!<random number>” “<Some Friend 2> tagged you on Facebook” The messages appeared suspicious to me,…

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When spear phishers target security researchers

Every now and then a would-be criminal online picks the wrong potential victim. I was recently selling a 1995 Ford Escort on the site Craigslist.com and had a number of interested buyers. One such candidate offered a $500 IOU plus a six-month supply of tile grout. Luckily, he never showed up. Another potential buyer, by…

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