It’s that time of the year again – Facebook has just opened up registration for its annual Hacker Cup, “an annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the title of world champion.”
This is the third Hacker Cup that Facebook has hosted.
Employers in California and Illinois will be prohibited from demanding access to workers' password-protected social networking accounts and teachers in Oregon will be required to report suspected student bullies thanks to new laws taking effect in 2013.
In all, more than 400 measures were enacted at the state level during 2012 and will become law in the new year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Users who send and receive Twitter messages via text message from their mobile phone are vulnerable to a weakness that could allow anyone to post a tweet to their account, according to a developer and security researcher who discovered the flaw.
Jonathan Rudenberg said in a blog post on Monday that all the attacker needs to know is the target's cell phone number. Then they can spoof the originating address of the text message, or SMS,
WikiMartyr in waiting Julian Assange has emitted another screed in which he shares his belief that democracy is being dangerously undermined by government monitoring of the internet, and that Facebook and Google are helping those efforts.
Chatting with RT, Assange has outlined his belief that nations now conduct surveillance on a massive scale, because “it is cheaper to intercept every individual rather that it is to pick particular people to spy upon.”
Since 2004, October has been dubbed "National Cyber Security Awareness Month," and many security-minded individuals, businesses and organizations make it a point to mark it.
For the second time in a row, Facebook has celebrated "Hacktober" by testing their own employees with simulated attacks and threats.