As expected, Facebook today started to release information about the Koobface worm (its name is an anagram of “Facebook”) and those behind it. The update comes almost a year since Facebook’s last post about the infamous piece of malware. After more than three years and numerous hours of working closely with industry leaders, the security community, and law enforcement, Facebook has announced its social network has been free of the virus for over nine months.
Here's a nasty little Null Byte. An open redirect vulnerability was found in both Facebook and Google that could allow hackers to steal user credentials via phishing. This also potentially allows redirects to malicious sites that exploit other vulnerabilities in your OS or browser. This could even get your computer flooded with spam, and these holes have been known about for over a month.
Whenever I see another "cyberchallenge" getting play in the press, I think our priorities are screwed up.
The cyber bandits who nicked 45,000 Facebook user names and passwords with a computer worm Thursday got less than they bargained for.
A "majority" of the credentials stolen by the thieves were "out of date," according to a statement Facebook released to the media Friday. When pressed on the point by ZDNet blogger Emile Protalinski, a Facebook spokesperson acknowledged that "more than half" of the purloined data contained invalid logins or old or expired passwords.
Facebook has opened registration for its second annual Hacker Cup where programmers around the world fight for highly coveted title of champion.
Registration officially began on Wednesday, December 4, with the first of qualification rounds scheduled on January 20 at 16:00.