Tag: Social Networking

FriendFinder Hack Exposes Almost Half A Billion Users

holstonit | November 26, 2016

The year of 2016 continues to break new records in terms of massive security breaches. According to LeakedSource, last month, hackers gained access to the FriendFinder Network, which includes the adult dating and swinger site, “Adult Friend Finder.” User accounts,…


Sad Day For Vine Video Users: Service To Shut Down

holstonit | November 11, 2016

Vine, one of the many properties owned by Twitter, is dead, after the company tried unsuccessfully to find a buyer for the struggling service. If you’re a Vine regular, you’ve probably sensed the move coming for quite some time. As…


New Twitter Link Hack Calls 911 From Your Mobile Device

holstonit | November 10, 2016

There’s a new viral link making the rounds on Twitter that you should advise your staff to steer clear of. If you see a link that begins with “goo.gl,” don’t click it. If you do, not only will it crash…


Watch Out For Facebook Private Messages That Include Videos

holstonit | November 1, 2016

File this one under “public service warning.” If you’re a fan and regular user of Facebook, beware of a new virus that’s making the rounds inside the social media giant. If you see a video on your wall titled “My…


Spotify Ads May Have Served Up Malware To Your Computer

holstonit | October 31, 2016

Are you a Spotify user? If so, you may have been infected. Recently, the company reported that one of its advertising partners had displayed an ad containing malware. As with most software of this type, it wrests control of the…


Twitter Updates To Ease Certain Restrictions And Limits

holstonit | October 8, 2016

Longer Tweets are finally coming! Maybe. At some point. It is the company’s single most requested feature: an easing of the tight, 140-character restriction on Tweet length. And although the company has often reiterated that it was holding fast to…


Dropbox Just Required A Password Reset From 2012 Hack

holstonit | September 15, 2016

If you’re one of the millions of Dropbox users around the world, you were probably mildly annoyed recently when you logged on to find that you were being forced to change your password on that system. It’s one part of…


Identity Thieves Use Social Media To Gain Personal Information

holstonit | July 18, 2016

Identity theft is a large, pervasive, and growing problem. In fact, statistics show that the instances of identity theft jumped a staggering 57% last year alone, this, according to figures from the fraud-prevention service Cifas. The firm’s research into the…


Millions of Twitter Accounts Compromised

holstonit | June 25, 2016

Once more into the breach with Twitter. A company called LeakedSource claims to have gotten its hands on a database containing some 32 million Twitter passwords associated with accounts via email (rather than user name). Although per the company’s information…


Not Even Your Chats Are Safe From Hackers

holstonit | June 18, 2016

Online security company Check Point Software Technologies has discovered a flaw in Facebook’s chat app that allows hackers to log in and change the content of chat messages (individual messages or entire chat streams) without notifying users that changes have…