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Questions tagged [social-media]

Websites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts.

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Is there a security risk in using the same profile picture on different sites?

Well, the title basically says it. I'd suppose that using the same profile picture on unrelated sites would allow anyone to do a quick Google image search and therefore associate the profiles with ...
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Does this mean Target's twitter was successfully attacked?

I was just surprised to see this suspicious promoted tweet, asking me to send Bitcoins I added the hand-drawn red lines so I am not responsible for propagating the apparent scam. Clicking on the ...
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Logged out of Facebook on all devices on a sudden. Should I be worried about being hacked?

A while ago, I was opening Facebook app on Android and then I got the message "Session expired. Please log in again.". I then tried logging in with my current password and was success to log in my ...
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Are hackers for hire a real thing?

I came across many people offering me hacking services and they offered to hack social network accounts like Facebook and Instagram. Are these guys for real? Are there any reasonable ways to break ...
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Help! My information has been stolen! What do I do now?

This is an attempt to ask a canonical question to expand upon another post with a similar name. The goal is to create something helpful that can be used as a duplicate when non experts ask about ...
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Can location/owner of mobile phone be identified

Let's say someone uses GSM network mobile phone to pursue his/her online activities on social networking platforms. The mobile phone is Android and all online activities are done through a VPN tunnel (...
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What are the real physical risks of casual social media publishing?

aka "how to scare my family into stopping publishing their life online?" I do not publish personal photos / opinions publicly online as a rule. I never gave hard thoughts about that but I believe ...
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Is SS7 attack traceable/detectable?

There is a lot of talk about SS7 attacks. Even if old article, but still interesting. But lets say, someone accessed my account which uses two-step authentication (SMS verification method) and I ...
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How well can we hide an executable (apk/ipa) in an image [duplicate]

Guys the basic idea behind this question is to gather your thoughts on the below scenario: I was listening to a news program and one of the cyber security researchers, actually a very senior guy, was ...
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How to recover account with an old phone number?

Over the last few years many online portals, email and social networks have linked user accounts with mobile numbers that can be used for account recovery, this way was pretty cool and secure as well. ...
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Is someone trying to hack me through facebook?

For the past few days i have been receiving friend requests in facebook from some hot girls that have some pictures of them in sexy poses and in the timeline it says they want to meet and have sex and ...
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Am I being used as a conduit for cyber-attacks against my friends?

In the past week and a half, I've had two good friends of mine text me to ask if I'm trying to log into their online accounts. One was an iCloud account, and the other was Facebook Messenger. I ...
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Is taking social networking details legitimate for a credit card?

Recently, I applied for a credit card(from a bank based in India), After I completed my online application, I received an SMS(from a number which usually sends me my transaction details), which had a ...
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Site exposes user's GPS location through EXIF data

Recently while lurking around one of the social networking sites popular with local folks, I have found out that the site does not scrub out the GPS data from uploaded pictures. I've contacted them ...
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Strategies for preventing Social Engineering attacks on my Facebook app

Background: I found that it is not possible to create a fake Facebook account to be an admin for my Facebook app. Or to make a business account the admin for a Facebook app. Here are three stack ...
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How can someone hack Twitter accounts so fast? [closed]

You may have heard the news about ISIS twitter accounts hacked in light of the Orlando shootings. I am wondering how can it happen so fast (just 2 days after the incident) and what kind of technique ...
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Can my employer see my activity over their WiFi if I'm using the Tumblr app? [duplicate]

I have a great relationship with my employer and I don't think anyone is spying on me and I don't care if they read my email. But if I'm logged into their WiFi and I'm using the Tumblr app on my ...
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Attacker's Potential Scope of Dmg if He/She can SSH into Android Phone

I've recently started researching the ability to SSH into an Android device. From what I've seen, this is a figured out challenge, which makes me wonder how much damage an attacker could do. Let's ...
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Are social media websites a security risk? If yes, how do we go about making them safer for users?

Generally speaking, I'm looking at a business environment. I know that Facebook Ads are not vetted and can contain malware, also users can share files on some social media sites. But what else is ...