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SecureMySocial Issued 5th US Patent For Social Media Security Technology

Joseph Steinberg

I am happy (and proud) to announce that SecureMySocial, a cybersecurity company that I co-founded, has been issued its fifth United States patent for social media security. CyberSecurity News Social Media patent securemysocial social media security

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What are social media countermeasures?

Security Boulevard

In short, social media countermeasures are those techniques – both automated and manual – of which social media services use when trying to detect, flag, and remove malicious … Continue reading What are social media countermeasures? →

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Hiding Malware in Social Media Buttons

Schneier on Security

The syntax for hiding the skimmer’s source code as a social media button perfectly mimics an ‘svg’ element named using social media platform names (e.g., Uncategorized credit cards malware social engineering social media

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AI media to be banned in China

CyberSecurity Insiders

The same has been confirmed by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) leading a ban on the use of AI generated media and news channels. Largely, it makes it impossible to figure out and verify those indulging in generative AI media and those seeking such content.

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Do Not Post Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card On Social Media

Joseph Steinberg

It seems like every day that I see social media posts in which people share photos of the official COVID-19 vaccine card that they have received after being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus that has inflicted tremendous suffering worldwide over the past year.

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Consumer privacy and social media

Malwarebytes

Looking at the privacy related stories of 2022, it’s not hard to see that much of the focus was on the social media giants. Social media The problem for social media users is that there will always be voices telling them it’s their own fault.

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Social Media: How to Keep Yourself Safe

Security Boulevard

We like to stay connected with friends, family and even workmates via social media. The post Social Media: How to Keep Yourself Safe appeared first on Security Boulevard. Human beings are social animals. It […].

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Navigating the Rise of Social Media Breaches

Security Boulevard

Social media data breaches are on the rise. Protect your brand against social media scams with Bolster's automated digital risk protection system. The post Navigating the Rise of Social Media Breaches appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Cybersecurity Woes, Lax Patching Put Media Companies At Risk

Security Boulevard

The secure production, distribution and management of media is being threatened by a complex, fragmented third-party ecosystem leaving the media industry exposed to potential cybersecurity threats, a survey by BlueVoyant found. The percentage of media vendors.

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FBI investing millions in software to monitor social media platforms

Tech Republic Security

The Washington Post has revealed details of a contract with a software company that will allow the FBI to track social media posts. The post FBI investing millions in software to monitor social media platforms appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Fourth Circuit Could Weaken Social Media’s 230 Protections

Security Boulevard

It reflects the judgment of Congress—affirmed by the courts repeatedly—that the website, platform, social media site or other channel of dissemination is not the “speaker” or publisher of the information that was created.

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State-sponsored cyberespionage campaigns continue targeting journalists and media

Tech Republic Security

The post State-sponsored cyberespionage campaigns continue targeting journalists and media appeared first on TechRepublic. Journalists have information that makes them particularly interesting for state-sponsored cyberespionage threat actors. Learn more about these threats now.

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How Cybercriminals Weaponize Social Media

Digital Shadows

There’s no denying that social media has forever changed how we interact with one another. Social media has been more. The post How Cybercriminals Weaponize Social Media first appeared on Digital Shadows. Cybercrime and Dark Web Research fraud Impersonation scams Social Media

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Social Media Account Verification Messages: CyberCriminals’ Latest Phishing Technique Exploits Both Human Emotions And Anti-Fraud Techniques

Joseph Steinberg

Social media users’ delight at receiving notification that their accounts have qualified for Verification (that is, receiving the often-coveted “blue check mark” that appears on the social media profiles of public figures) has become the latest target of criminal exploitation.

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Cyber Attack on American Streaming Media Plex

CyberSecurity Insiders

In the statement issued by Plex, the streaming media specified that the activity was discovered by it on August 23rd of this year and soon its IT staff, along with a third-party security firm, investigated.

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Attacking Soldiers on Social Media

Schneier on Security

A research group at NATO's Strategic Communications Center of Excellence catfished soldiers involved in an European military exercise -- we don't know what country they were from -- to demonstrate the power of the attack technique. Over four weeks, the researchers developed fake pages and closed groups on Facebook that looked like they were associated with the military exercise, as well as profiles impersonating service members both real and imagined.

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Social media in the workplace: Cybersecurity dos and don’ts for employees

We Live Security

Do you often take to social media to broadcast details about your job, employer or coworkers? The post Social media in the workplace: Cybersecurity dos and don’ts for employees appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Social Media

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Justice Thomas Steps in Social Media Immunity Thicket

Security Boulevard

230(c)(1), is generally considered to provide that entities that merely act as conduits for communication (like social media companies) are not considered “publishers” of third-party content, and therefore have no direct liability for what other people say on their site.

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Smart Social Media: How to Stay Creative and Safe

SecureWorld News

Social media is allowing companies to show their creativity and personality to customers and the world like never before. Today, businesses have the ability to reach millions of people through social media—regularly and as creatively as they dare. How does AI boost social media?

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Social Media Regulation: The Line Between Privacy and Protection

Security Boulevard

The debate over how much responsibility social media companies should have when it comes to regulating or policing what users post continues, particularly in the past year or so. The post Social Media Regulation: The Line Between Privacy and Protection appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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The Social Media We Ought to Have vs the Social Media We Actually Have

Hot for Security

Social media feels like the natural evolution of technology, like something that would have happened no matter what. It’s too late now to re-model social media, so we have to learn to live with what we have and make better choices from here on out. The Social Media we truly have.

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Is Social Media at a Tipping Point, The TikTok Invisible Challenge, San Francisco Police Can Use Killer Robots

Security Boulevard

Are we finally seeing a tipping point in social media? The post Is Social Media at a Tipping Point, The TikTok Invisible Challenge, San Francisco Police Can Use Killer Robots appeared first on The Shared Security Show. A recent data breach of 5.4

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How to identify social media misinformation and protect your business

Tech Republic Security

Social media has become an integral part of modern communications, providing valuable information to businesses and individuals. Unfortunately, some of that information is just plain wrong or misleading

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The Top 8 Social Media Scams You Need to Watch Out For

Security Boulevard

Social media fraud losses comprised 26% of the total fraud losses reported in 2021. Here are some of the most popular social media scams that have fleeced social media users. The post The Top 8 Social Media Scams You Need to Watch Out For appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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5 Things You Should Not Share on Social Media

Identity IQ

5 Things You Should Not Share on Social Media. Social media has become some of the most popular platforms people spend their time on. Whether you want to check up on your family members, post photos or even meet new people, social media is the way to go.

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How to Detect and Stop Social Media Fraud

Security Boulevard

Social media is the new stage for threat actors to defraud your business & brand. The post How to Detect and Stop Social Media Fraud appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network brand protection social media protection

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Your Ultimate Social Media Security Checklist [2022 Updated]

Appknox

Social media is both a boon and a bane. billion active social media users worldwide. This is precisely the very reason why cyber criminals love social media as well. Keeping this in mind, we have created an ultimate social media security checklist.

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Manipulative Social Media Practices

Schneier on Security

The Norwegian Consumer Council just published an excellent report on the deceptive practices tech companies use to trick people into giving up their privacy. From the executive summary: Facebook and Google have privacy intrusive defaults, where users who want the privacy friendly option have to go through a significantly longer process. They even obscure some of these settings so that the user cannot know that the more privacy intrusive option was preselected.

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Plex patches media server bug potentially exploited by DDoS attackers

Tech Republic Security

All users of Plex Media Server are urged to apply the hotfix, which directs their servers to respond to UDP requests only from the local network and not the public internet

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Is Gmail A Social Media? [Here’s The ANSWER]

SecureBlitz

There has been an unending debate regarding the media status of Gmail. Is Gmail a social media? A lot of internet users ask the question – is it social media or just another messaging platform? Social media has made the world a global village where you can connect.

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Top Phishing and Social Media Threats: Key Findings from the Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report

Security Boulevard

Agari and PhishLabs have put together their Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report detailing their analysis of phishing and social media attacks this quarter. Data Security Security Bloggers Network IT Security and Data Protection Phishing social media Tactic threat report threats

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Social Media Risks Increasing in 2021

Security Boulevard

Businesses, employees and their customers rely on social media interactions more than ever since COVID-19 arrived. However, social media usage should raise certain privacy concerns. Which, The post Social Media Risks Increasing in 2021 appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Social Media: How to Keep Yourself Safe

Security Through Education

We like to stay connected with friends, family and even workmates via social media. The truth is social media is a buffet of information for a potential malicious hacker. In Hollywood, you may have seen the use of social media to locate a suspect in a police investigation. In heist movies, you may have seen the thieves use social media to find a post by a security guard with his badge in frame. Social media relies heavily on the use of geotagging.

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Cox Media Group Ransomware Attack Confirmed

Heimadal Security

Cox Media Group (CMG), an American media conglomerate, reported that it was attacked by a ransomware assault in June 2021, which knocked off live TV and radio broadcast feeds. The post Cox Media Group Ransomware Attack Confirmed appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

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Social Media Companies Tout “War Rooms” To Combat Election Interference

Adam Levin

The social media companies Facebook and Reddit are publicizing “War Rooms” set up to closely monitor their network content for election tampering. While social media companies are at least appearing to put forward a good faith effort to prevent the same sort of electoral interference that occurred in 2016, some experts have questioned whether or not these approaches are keeping up with the newer strategies and techniques developed by foreign troll farms.

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Social Media Safety Awareness Tips

Security Boulevard

Social media provides a way to stay connected and share with others, but did you know that the cyber criminals will also use social media as another technique to conduct their attacks. The post Social Media Safety Awareness Tips appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Cox Media Group took down broadcasts after a ransomware attack

Security Affairs

American media conglomerate Cox Media Group (CMG) was hit by a ransomware attack that took down live TV and radio broadcast streams in June 2021. The post Cox Media Group took down broadcasts after a ransomware attack appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

Security Affairs

Netscout experts warn of DDoS-for-hire services abusing Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify DDoS attacks. Plex Media Server is a personal media library and streaming system that runs on modern Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

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$770 Million Lost from Social Media Fraud Surge

Heimadal Security

The post $770 Million Lost from Social Media Fraud Surge appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. Cybersecurity News fraud FTC social media

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Social Media Intelligence: Addressing National Security Challenges with SOCMINT

Security Boulevard

Social media intelligence is a relatively new intelligence discipline in the public sector. The post Social Media Intelligence: Addressing National Security Challenges with SOCMINT appeared first on Flashpoint.

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Why you should avoid those fun social media "tell us about yourself" questions

Tech Republic Security

Social media is overflowing with quizzes, surveys and opportunities to tell the world about yourself. Learn why you should skip these to protect yourself and your identity

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5 things to teach your kids about social media

Malwarebytes

With children now back at school, it’s time to think about social media, and their use of it. Now is the time to consider giving your kids some security and privacy tips for all their social media needs. Very few social media giveaways are genuine.

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How to avoid being a hacker's next target: Don't overshare information on business social media

Tech Republic Security

When using LinkedIn and other social media accounts for professional reasons, there are important factors to consider about securing your personal data.

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