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:: Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps ::

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Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

 

Privacy matters!

 

The App Advisor Security Network website has profiles on more than 500,000 third-party Facebook applications that describe the user data they collect, what actions they can take and whether they are considered unsafe. The application profiles also display user ratings.

 

Meanwhile, the App Advisor browser extension, which works with Safari, Firefox and Chrome, gets activated when users visit either application sites or call up an application's page in the Facebook App Center.

 

In those instances, the browser extension displays a pop-up alert that informs users of the reputation level of the application and gives them the option to call up more detailed information.

 

Read more:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230818/Browser_plug_in_and_website_warn_about_data_harvesting_by_Facebook_apps

 


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:: Spyware Takes Over iPhones, Androids ::

:: Spyware Takes Over iPhones, Androids :: | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it
DFI News Digital Forensic Investigator is a multi-media resource for digital forensic professionals working in academic, government, law enforcement, and corporate settings.

 

Call it Invasion of the iPhone Snatchers: a new FinFisher-based spyware is built to infect iPhones and iPads (and Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone gadgets too) in order to take over the device completely — all unbeknownst to the user.

 

The smartphones and tablets will innocently appear to be themselves, but in reality the mobile malware is working in the background to track the device’s location, monitor activity and intercept communications including emails, voice calls and text messages.

 

Gust MEES: in Education we use Internet for e-Learning + m-Learning and also we embrace "Bring Your Own Device" (Twitter Hashtag = #BYOD), so we need to know also about the dangers, risks and threats with it! That's our responsibility against our learners (students) and we need to learn the basics of IT-Security and share our knowledge and help our learners when security problems occur ;)

 

Read also my FREE courses about basic IT-Security (easy to learn, ONLY change your habits...):

 


- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/bring-your-own-device-advantages-dangers-and-risks/

 

- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-security-tools

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet

 

 

Read more:

http://www.dfinews.com/news/spyware-takes-over-iphones-androids?et_cid=2825646&et_rid=454853272&linkid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dfinews.com%2Fnews%2Fspyware-takes-over-iphones-androids#.UEDceehnFCE.twitter

 


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