Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Are Wild Neutron’s latest attacks related to the zero-day exploit(s) in Hacking Team’s drop?

// July 10th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Both Kaspersky and Symantec released reports this week pointing out the increase in attacks by Wild Neutron (aka Jripbot, Morpho, or Butterfly). WN had gone mostly dormant (or undetected?) since 2013 after hitting Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft using zero-day Java exploits (seeded in the hacked forums of various websites) and the OSX/Pintsized Mac OS […]

Visual history of Facebook- from its introduction in 2004 to its modern-day design

// February 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Technology

2006 - Mark Zuckerberg's profile

“The Facebook” went live on February 4, 2004 from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard University dorm room. Ads began running shortly thereafter. In 2005, Facebook rolled out the News Feed and by 2007, Facebook simplified its design. By 2008, Facebook had 100 million users and launched Facebook Chat. In 2012, Facebook hit 1 billion members and in […]

Syrian Electronic Army declares war on U.S. – hijacks President Obama’s Twitter and Facebook feeds

// October 28th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is back in the news today, this time after tweets from the @BarrackObama Twitter account and posts to the President’s Facebook fan page contained links to SEA YouTube content. At this time it is not believed that the President’s Twitter nor Facebook page was hacked but rather SEA has gained […]

Largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers – vulnerable machines used to attack Facebook, Twitter

// February 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Apple announced yesterday (2/19/13) that hackers had infected Macintosh computers of employees using an exploit in Oracle’s Java software stack. The attack is largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers. The malware is believed to have originated from an iPhone developer website and was later used to launch massive attacks against Facebook, Twitter, and “other […]

Facebook earns title of “Greatest Hacker Alive” after bringing much of the Internet to its knees via Facebook Connect bug

// February 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Internet

Yesterday, many, if not most, major websites including CNN, MSNBC, Yelp, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, Gawker, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Slate, Kickstarter, and many others were taken down by a Facebook Connect bug that redirected users to an error page upon loading, effectively bringing much of the Internet to its knees. Users who were not […]

Facebook’s new Graph Search could be a game changer (or has everyone already moved on to better things?)

// January 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Internet

Amidst falling stock prices and a fleeing user base, Facebook introduced an upgraded search tool today – Graph Search, which will allow a more natural language search (e.g. search for “friends who like cats and UFOs” or “pictures taken on the beach in Mexico”). Mark Zuckerberg says “This is one of the coolest things we’ve […]

And the spam gods say “Woot!”. Facebook to charge $1 for privilege to send message to any user’s inbox

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

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First Instagram says “Doh!” and then their mothership figures they should also irritate their customers too. Facebook has announced on their blog that they are rolling out a new “Inbox delivery test”. For $1, a small group of users can pay to send messages to anyone, whether they are connected with them or not, and […]

Instagram begins rollout of new web-based interface – looks much like Facebook

// November 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Fast growing Instagram is slowly rolling out a new web-based interface to its iOS and Android users this week. The new html5/jquery based web interface puts it much more in line with Facebook and can now truly be considered a direct competitor, an odd situation given that Facebook purchased Instagram in September 2012 for $715 […]

Facebook developing a Craigslist-like classified ad service to inject personal ads in Facebook friends’ Timeline

// November 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

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The Daily is reporting that two independent sources have acknowledged that Facebook is working on a new service, code named “MarketPlace”, that will allow users to create short advertisements that appear in their friends’ news feeds. Much like Facebook’s “promoted posts” service, MarketPlace would allow users to pay a small fee in order to create […]

What the hell are you doing on Facebook!

// October 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

What the hell are you doing on Facebook?! Get back to work!

Facebook introduces share through Dropbox feature

// September 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Chris Varenhorst, an engineer with Dropbox, announced on his blog today that Facebook Groups can now share files via Dropbox cloud storage.

Girl makes mistaken Facebook party invite and has to flee the town to escape mob

// September 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

Ah, the power of Facebook. As the BBC reports, a 15-year-old Dutch girl posted an invitation to her 16th birthday party on Facebook but wasn’t real clear on the use of Facebook privacy controls. She forgot to set the Facebook event to “private”. After 20,000 replies, the girls realized she (and the town of Haren) […]

Mark Cuban explains why he lost a ton of money on Facebook stock

// September 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Mark Cuban, the geeky American magnate who owns the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, posted an interesting explanation of mentality of stock trading. If you are a geek that trades stocks or is interested in pillaging the stock market, check out Cuban’s reason for losing a boatload of money buying Facebook stock. Facebook stock was played […]