Category Social Media

Facebook ADS: NSFW

For a few weeks now I’ve been noticing shoddy Facebook ads. Big black men looking for a chance at love with a faithful woman, Dr. O’s Wrinkle Eraser, and She likes 2 really party! Coors Light MILFs. The above ads appear most frequently in my newsfeed — so I decided it was time to investigate them.

I checked all my browser plugins and extensions; ran complete antivirus and malware scans; used different computers and logged in with Charter (work) and CenturyLink (home), and experienced the sa...

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Facebook game requirement: A birth certificate?

Wolf Pack, a Facebook app center game,blew me away recently when a fan messaged me and asked what I thought about a game that required a user to prove their real life identity. In this day and age of Internet snooping that includes hackers; advertisers; rogue Facebook apps; ID thief’s, and Big Brother — who in their right mind would want to surf bare-bottomed and play a game that masks it’s own identity behind a privacy shield?

What is Wolf Pack?

Facebook Game

According to the Wolf Pack fanpage the game ...

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Internet security & privacy 101 for apps

Know thy apps

Social media and mobile app vetting has been at the top of my list of pet peeves in Internet security and privacy for the past few years now. For the most part — I am angry that too many apps find their way onto the Internet from companies and developers that do not provide company and developer information, including full names of the developers and the geographical location of their company. I feel that before I use any app that I should be able to:

  • Verify that a company is l...
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Malvertising

Stopmalvertisin

@Stopmalvertisin

Malvertising is defined as the use of online advertising to spread malware (malware + advertising). Sans Institute  first reported malvertising in flash-based ads back in late 2007. The most popular vector (in the wild) at that time, was the client-rendering of Adobe SWF files that contained maliciously coded ActionScript . Trusted Source also warned digital marketing companies (early 2008) that they needed to be more cautious of the content that they were delivering through th...

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