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7 types of social media account fraud

Q: 7 types of social media account fraud

Cyber crime has reached a new battlefield ? social media platforms. Just as companies seek new opportunities to reach their target audience, so do cyber criminals. According to Proofpoint?s recent Social Media Brand Fraud Report, 19% of the 4,840 social media accounts associated with ten top worldwide brands were fraudulent.

Identikit fraudulent social media accounts
Carefully crafted, bogus accounts can be difficult to distinguish from legitimate ones. They replicate the brand account as much as they can, mimicking the logo, look and feel, and even content. The only difference is in what they propose to the audience: customer service at odd times, discounts, free gifts, and deals that are too good to be true. As the report says, ?the only difference might be something as small as one character in the Twitter handle, such as @askmajorbank vs. @ask_majorbank?.

Although social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have implemented an account verification service ? the blue checkmark badge next to the account name ? cyber criminals have become even smarter and can replicate the badge in their background image to fool customers. However effective account verification is, it doesn?t extend to posts or tweets and fraudsters know this all too well.

The 7 different types of fraudulent accounts
The research identified 7 different types of bogus accounts:
Phishing accounts
These bogus accounts are replicas of official brand products and customer support accounts. They trick customers and users into revealing their account login credentials, credit card numbers and other sensitive information that will later be used to steal money. This kind of scam is known as angler phishing. Read more in this post >>
Malware accounts
These invite users and customers to click seemingly innocuous links that actually infect their devices with malware and ransomware. Fraudsters aim to obtain information stored on users? devices in order to sell that information on the black market or even keep devices hostage in exchange for a ransom.
Scams
Through promotions and discounts, which are usually too good to be real, fraudsters collect the credit card numbers of inattentive users and customers whose greed blinds their ability to recognize that the deal is actually fraudulent.
Counterfeit accounts
By promoting knockoff or fake versions of famous brands? products, these accounts damage brands? reputation and image, and the quality of real offers, not to mention the customers? trust. 11% of fraudulent accounts identified by the research belong to this category.
Advertising accounts
These fake brand profiles exploit brands? identity to drive visitors to junk websites which then spam them with ads and adware.
Brand satire and protest
These fraudulent pages are created to generate hate speech, embarrass brands and threaten customers.
Pornography
Pornographers exploit brands? popularity (based on number of followers) to distribute adult content and damage brand image and customer retention.

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A: 7 types of social media account fraud

SpartacusSystem said:





Pornography
Pornographers exploit brands? popularity (based on number of followers) to distribute adult content and damage brand image and customer retention.Click to expand...

Wait, you mean the Dairy Queen account I follow isn't legit!?

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Hey, Guys! I really need help.
 
my account on vk.com social net keeps joining random groups and spamming there. i tried malwarebytes and cureit but in vain. then i ran combofix and i can provide you with what it's said. the problem still persists though. my firewall is on, i deleted all addons from firefox which i use as a primary browser, i tried changing passwords of vk.com account and e-mail it is registered to - no use.
 
here's the content of DDS.txt:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16843  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Buddha at 1:41:50 on 2014-04-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1251.7.1049.18.8174.6040 [GMT 4:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\srvany.exe
C:\Windows\KMService.exe
C:\Windows\Sy... Read more

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problem was solved

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I began to use Baidu accounts registered in 2002, in 2012 adopted the Baidu "know expert certification." Six months after the account is stolen so far failed to recover. Therefore, this needs help. Also Wang insight, lend a helping hand. I am extremely grateful.

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Hello Experts,
Please share the process or support mail ID to request for unblocking the forum account of social.technet.

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Hi forum, i would like to know if there is or are any social media sites that allow loading music on a page or anywhere else like myspace used to be.

I have no idea what happened to myspace but i used to use it years ago and it was something like facebook. A couple of years ago i checked myspace again and it became something like hi5, really crappy. I had an account there and some pictures there too but i don't know if i can get them back? i don't even remember my account name. Havn't used myspace for more than a decade

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Not really to do with a PC.
I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in
my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situtation.
My question is this: Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use
Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?
 

A:Social Media/Facebook

I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situation.Click to expand...

I also do not use social media(Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?Click to expand...

If a site only offers that option to sign it, avoid it.

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Hi everyone. My name is Mike.
Please do not laugh at my question. I am trying to learn everything I can about using social media.
If anyone here could help by directing me to some free online courses and or articles etc,I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to this so anything would be of help. I would like to know how to use facebook,instagram twitter etc. I would also like to know about creating fanpages. Thank you. I know I must sound silly but I have to start somewhere.
 

A:Want to Learn How to Use Social Media

Have you tried Googling "How to use Facebook"?
You will find several hits, same with the others.
 

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The risks of Social Media
Do you cyber-blab? Are you a compulsive Tweeter or Facebooker? Think carefully about what you post. A simple post about your daily visit to the local coffee shop could be enough to tell a burglar when it is safe to rob your house. Remember EVERYTHING on a Social Media site is public.

Facebook and Twitter
Don?t get carried away with what you post on these sites and remember that almost everything you post will be completely public and it is rather like walking down the local High Street and shouting at the top of your voice to everyone in earshot, everything that happened last night, what colour underwear you have on, your name & address and phone number and where you hide the spare keys to your front door.
Be very careful what you post on Facebook or tweet about. It can be used against you in court or by an insurance company, even something as mild and innocent as: ?I?m jogging every day to get fit for my holiday?. Not good if you?re claiming for whiplash after a car accident or you are off sick from work.
Lawyers, Insurance companies, your current or prospective employer will take the time to scroll your Facebook timeline and your tweet history for evidence that can go against you.
Scammers and Fraudsters will scan Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for useful information that will help them scam you.
Read the rest on http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

A:The risks of Social media

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Hello,

I have had some fraud on my Paypal account after someone managed to access it. I can't think of any way that they would have got my password information and I'm worried that I might have some spyware on my PC. Here's my HJT log. Thanks for your help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:09:13, on 14/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.meshcomputersownersclub.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mytalktalk.co.uk
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.meshcomputersownersclub.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft... Read more

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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About three months ago, this program was making headlines all over the national news. I thought it was at the very least amusing and thought I would give it a try. When I installed the program, I didn't do all the setting up required. I tried to get rid of it today and upon attempting to uninstall it I got this message:

"The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and you can access it."

It appears I need a file that would be in my temp files. I went to the website, www.socialmediasobrietytest.com to reinstall the software, and eventually got this message:

"Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel."

So, now I'm stuck in a never-ending cycle. When a program does this, it usually gives me cause for concern, but everywhere I look I'm seeing that WebRoot designed the program and WebRoot makes anti-virus and anti-spyware software. There's no program with that title on www.webroot.com, however.

I've googled everything I can think of and I'm finding almost all of the media's coverage in Novemer and NOTHING about install/uninstall issues. Is this program malware/adware/spyware? How do I remove it? Is it ok to reinstall it and try it out? Thanks.

Windows 7. I may have installed it for IE or FireFox.
 

A:Social Media Sobriety Test

You could try Revo Uninstaller.
 

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Hello,
 
I'm looking for software that can manage all my business social media accounts in one place.
It has to be able to manage Facebook (chat and wall), Twitter, Email (Microsoft), an on website chat and if possible also Telegram.
So far I only found brand embassy and live agent.
 
Any other suggestions?
 

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With the upcoming Holiday and Party Seasons, together with the increase of online and real world shopping at this time of year, it is time to remind our user bases that the Risks and Dangers associated with Social Media usage increases dramatically.
https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

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I was running a disk cleanup because apparently my disk space was almost used up (though with what, I can't figure out.) So I decided to run a disk cleanup on my Surface RT, and that seemed to do something. However, I discovered it deleted the programs I
had pinned to my desktop and now for whatever reason I cannot view my messages via DeviantART (it is like Facebook, only for artists). I've restarted, rebooted, refreshed, logged off and then back on three times, retyped in the URL, but nothing I do can seem
to fix this problem. I can still view my messages on Gmail and on YouTube, but not on DeviantART. I know it isn't something with the website because I can view my messages on my laptop, but not my Surface. If anyone has any ideas as how to fix this or what
the problem might be, please help!

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Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how they're accomplished.

Social media threats are at an all-time high, ranging from account hijacking to impersonation attacks, scams, and new ways of distributing malware and executing phishing attacks. Sophisticated attacks target organizations of all sizes. For example, Microsoft was the victim of a series of social media hacks by nation-state threat actors. The attack campaign was extensive, affecting multiple Twitter accounts (principally Skype?s) and exposing corporate passwords and emails for dozens of Microsoft employees.

Because social media exists outside of the network perimeter, social media threats can manifest long before network perimeter and endpoint security detect malicious behavior. Detecting and mitigating these threats requires a thorough understanding of this new threat landscape. If we compare these tactics, techniques, and procedures to traditional network attack methods, we can draw some important contrasts.

Adversaries traditionally target a corporate network using two phases: reconnaissance and exploitation. Reconnaissance involves footprinting (for example, gathering information about an organization?s IP address and domains), scanning (identifying what systems are using what IPs), and enumeration (identifying the services and ports available on these target systems). When attackers use social media, their strategy is similar, but the methods of at... Read more

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I have a logo which i want to place on social media sites. I am having difficulty placing the logo onto these sites. I try to open the logo files on my tablet, but it cannot do so.
Can anyone help me please?
 

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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Greetings,

My company is interested in setting up a social media presence online using Facebook.

We have a concern over negative feedback from customers or competitors or outside parties and that fact that the comments become a permanent record.

I would welcome comments from anyone with a point of view on this issue.

Many thanks!

A:Beginners guide to social media

Hello.First. . . I'm unsure of what your asking, could you clarify please?Secondly, it is my opinion that there is no such thing as "bad feedback" provided you make proper use of it. Both positive and negative feedback have use in determining your company's future. Positive feedback shows you what you're doing right, and negative feedback shows you how you can improve. Personally, if I see a company with only positive "testimonies" available I get a little bit suspicious; I believe that the ethical company should not take steps to hide flaws, but instead use those resources to find and correct said flaws. Finally, if by "negative feedback" you mean spam or troll attacks on your company, Facebook does provide the capability to remove offending comments from your page.Hope that helps.~Blade

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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I just changed my phone number. Now all my social media sites wont let me go into my sites. I don't know what to do. Is there away to change my profiles.
 

A:I changed phone numbers, now cant get into my social media .

Phone number shouldn't matter unless you are accessing via your phone. In which case, I didn't know the phone number was tied to the account. You will likely need to contact each site and ask if your profile can be updated (or check their FAQ / support page). Aside from that, create a new account.
 

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ESET technology now integrated directly into Facebook... so ESET Social Media Scanner for Facebook has now been discontinued
​ESET said:




Hello,

We just want to let you know about a change to ESET Social Media Scanner.

We?ve partnered with Facebook, which means that ESET?s award-winning technology is now integrated directly into the Facebook platform. Read more about it here »

As a result ? and after securing 73,441,194,563 links ? ESET Social Media Scanner is being discontinued as a stand-alone application for Facebook.

However, you can still enjoy full protection from ESET Social Media Scanner on Twitter, where you can use it to scan your timeline and lists automatically.

For even more scanning capability, why not try ESET Online Scanner to check and remove threats on your local drives? It?s effective, easy to use, and free.

Thanks
Your friends at ESETClick to expand...

For more information, go here: https://socialmediascanner.eset.com/#/profiles/eol

 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (139 GB Free); D: 9 GB (4 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CT017
Antivirus: None

Censoring by FB, Twitter and Google creates the need alternatives. Has anyone any suggestions?

Txs
 

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This is a thread I wanted to make for quite some time... namely since 2011 when the whole SOPA / PIPA / ACTA / CISPA madness started, as part of a massive plan to censor the internet. Like many others, I've been interested in a way to create a framework that would allow people to post what they want, without either an ISP being able to censor them nor the government being able to knock at a specific door and arrest someone for what they're hosting.
 
Most attempts to make this dream come true have been at networking level. Mesh networking in routers is an example of it being done through hardware, while TOR is an example of an attempt through software on existing devices. But all of these methods are either slow, unreliable, or unavailable for most people. So before this breakthrough happens, and people can create an internet that doesn't require ISP's and where your traffic can't be spied on, I've been thinking about different kind of platform. I'm a below average programmer, so I can't say I have the knowledge to do it alone... or maybe someone else attempted my idea already. In either case, I wanted to post about it and hear what people think, if this would ever be a viable project:
 
- The idea and functionality:
 
My idea is creating a full media platform, on which you can post text / video / music / pictures / web games, which could be used as either a blog or forum or journal or art site. In appearance it would be like most websites that accept submissio... Read more

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I´m running a number of events this year and I am looking for a solution to project foursquare/twitter/facebook up on a large screen at the event so that users can see themselves on the screen. One of the obvious problems I envisage is that the page would need to refresh itself all the time.

The idea is that it drives a lot of social engagement but from a technical standpoint I have no clue how to do this or even where or what kind of forum I should be asking on.

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction as to where I´m best to ask this question?
 

A:How can I project live social media onto a screen?

No big mystery, unless I'm missing something. Simply connect the PC to the screen/projector.
 

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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Social media security:
Avoiding the phishing threats from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Social media may not be everyone?s cup of tea, but it is getting harder and harder to ignore for organisations ? especially from a cyber security perspective.

A range of recent research has highlighted the increasing dangers that organisations face from employees? social media usage.

One thing that stands out in the research is how little ?due diligence?, in the words of Raj Samani, CTO EMEA at Intel Security, is done when connecting with other accounts.

Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.

These are concerning figures as it is easier than ever to set up a fake social media account.

A ProofPoint report revealed a huge number of fraudulent social media accounts and apps associated with the Olympics. 15 percent of Olympics-related social media accounts were fr... Read more

A:Social media security: Avoiding the phishing threats

Great read, thanks Logethica




Logethica said:





Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.Click to expand...

Most social Media is bad enough with security, you add user habits like this and your asking for trouble.
Thanks again buddy.
PeAcE
 

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Easy Tips on Cyber Security and Use of Social Media This Summer:

Summer is in swing.

This is the time of the year when the majority of employees take time off work, due to child-care (with schools being closed) and wanting to spending time recharging their batteries.

Social media and cyber security play a big role in the summer. On a daily basis, and particularly when we travel, we are all guilty of sharing personal photographs, pictures of our families and kids on our social media accounts. With publicly showing our meals out or just picnics in the park, everybody can see where we go, how long for and when we are back home.

Cyber security is an issue that is becoming predominant both in our business and home life. That?s why we all need to educate ourselves in looking after our own online privacy, in order to reduce potential risks, such as burglaries for example.

Our public Twitter accounts can be merciless if a savvy criminal is planning to act.

Advertising your vacation plans on social media seems like a sharing-fun thing to do; however, digital footprints are all clues available to anyone who is trying to find out about us. We?re all guilty of Googling our names, so yes, potential criminals can track down your address this way.

They can track you down by checking your other social media accounts for clues. They can easily identify where you live. Did you know that insurance claims may not be granted if you have a public display of your whereabouts on social me... Read more

A:Tips on Cyber Security & Using Social Media This Summer

Always browse using incognito then keep eye on your accounts for possible compromise activities.

Until now, I saw few people fall on classy traps which automatically spam the posts.
 

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Sorry if this is the wrong location to be posting this subject. I couldn't decide whether it should have been this or a networking subcategory. 
*please feel free to move if need be*
So, I have a new client. They want me to set up some kind of blocking tool or parental controls that block access to certain sites.
Facebook, twitter, youtube, and instagram basically.
I have done about 10 minutes of research because I'm very busy today but I haven't found really what I am looking for.
All the users log into the Domain on Win 7 Pro.
Please, any advice, as always is greatly appreciated!
-Jerry

A:Blocking social media sites for Office staff?

Hi jerrymck This could be easily done via the hosts file (implying the users don't have Admin Rights to edit it back), but the easiest way would be to obviously block these websites at a router level. Do they have a firewall, proxy, etc.?

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Google Chrome has some tricks... Facebook and other social sites may offer alerts through Chrome web-browser, I wonder how to get to the settings page of those.

What should I input into address bar to get to it? ...this method.
 

A:Google Chrome social media sites alerts, getting to it

You want the notifications areas follow the steps below:
Settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy > Content settings?. Find Notifications, and choose from Allow all sites to show notifications, Ask when a site wants to show notifications or Do not allow any site to show notifications,
 

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Hi everyone.

More and more these days we see a vertical bar at the left side of web pages with social media links. I believe they are called CSS Social Media Sidebars. They usually cover up what your trying to read. They really annoy me and I was wondering if there is a way to automatically stop them loading with webpages.

I know that you can use Ad Block Plus to remove some but that doesn't always work and it's not automatic.

Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance.

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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Does anyone know if Search Engines can crawl and index social media profile pages that are set to private (set to where only "friends" of that person are able to access the page)? The best analogy I can give is back in the Myspace era when users had the option to set their pages to private, and anyone who wasn't a 'friend' of that person and tried to access their profile would just get a blank screen that just said "This profile is set to private. You are not authorized to view this page," or something to that effect. I was just wondering if Search Engine crawler bots get this same sort of page when they try to access private profiles, or if somehow they are able to get past these blocks and thus crawl & index social media pages that are supposedly private. I have been searching all over the net trying to find an answer to this question but haven't been able to find anything.  

A:Can search engines crawl & index social media profiles set to private?

Probably not but I bet there are products that will do that for a price. 

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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The United States Department of State wants to make it mandatory for all foreigners to provide social media details when applying for a visa to enter the US.

US authorities want to modify three visa application forms. The changes made to the three forms would make it mandatory for all visa applicants ?immigrant and non-immigrant? to provide all social media handles used in the last five years.

Diplomatic visas will be exempt from this new rule and some applicants might be asked to provide a list of emails and phone numbers used in the past five years, for additional vetting purposes.

The Department of State has not detailed the list of social media platforms for which it intends to collect account names but said the forms would include an optional section where applicants can enter usernames for online platforms not included in the main list.

Nearly 15 million visa applicants affected
The State Department is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to modify three US visa forms ?DS-156, DS-160, and DS-260.

These are visa forms that immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants must fill in and submit before being allowed to enter the US. US officials estimate 710,000 immigrant seekers and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants will be affected.
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A:US Wants to Make Social Media Data Collection Mandatory for All Visa Applicants

They could just ask Facebook for all info.
 

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After witnessing a friends computer become completely unusable for no apparent reason, I decided to protect myself to an extent at least by creating a 'Boot disc' starting in Metro and making my way via recovery to advanced options I found I couldn't go any further for lack of an MS 'account password' I am the only user of the laptop and have always used a local account. I don't have an external drive or any USB flash drives so my question being is there a way to make this disc without creating another account, help again appreciated.

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I've known for a while that it is not a good idea to use the Windows(XP)administrator or a user administrator account for general PC work especially when accessing the Internet. I've finally got arround to changing things on both of my PCs so that I use a User account with limited access for all general work.One of the machines had the original Windows (XP) administrator account and a User administrator account. So I created a new User administrator account and changed the access for the original User admin account to Limited access, thus giving me 3 accounts i.e. original Windows (XP) administrator account, New User administrator account and User account.With the other machine I was using the original Windows(XP) administrator account for normal use. So I created a new User administrator account and a new administrator account (which at the end I called 'administrator' and hopefully it would take the place of the original Windows (XP) administrator account), then I changed the access of the original Windows (XP) administrator account to a limited User account.See below:-PC1 Original Windows (XP) administrator account - remains unchanged.Original User administrator account - changed to Limited user account.New User administrator account - created[b]PC2[/bNew User administrator account - createdOriginal Windows(XP)administrator account - changed to Limited user account.New Windows(XP)administrator account - hopefully c... Read more

A:Account types

Admin account are admin accounts. Their is no distinct difference between an original administrator and a newly created one, besides different personal files.

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I upgraded my laptop automatically to Windows 10 a long time ago, but I just finished my new build, and I've been dealing with security settings, admin privileges, local account, Microsoft account, etc trying to get everything working seamlessly, and I'm hoping someone can answer this one question for me.

When installing Windows 10 on a new PC, and when given the option for the type of account to setup, are there any advantages/disadvantages to use a Microsoft Account vs a Local Account, or vise versa? Are there any specific reasons why I should choose one over the other? It just seems to me like if I setup a Local Account, then none of my information is synchronized between my PCs, which might prevent issues from spreading from one PC to another. After choosing the type of account to use, is it difficult to switch the account type down the road?

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I am using my administrator account that was created when I installed Win 8. I sign into it with a PIN, and that connects me to my outlook.com account. I assume that my Microsoft account password is used behind the scenes to do this.

I have been told that it would be more secure to use a standard account for my everyday use. My thought is to add another administrator account, and then change my current (administrator) account to standard. That way I would retain the work that I have already done, but in a standard account.

Unfortunately, when I try to add another account, it wants an email address and, of course, it will not allow me to use the same outlook.com account.

Do I have to create another outlook.com account just so I can add another administrator account?What is the difference between installing programs under a standard account versus an administrator account?What is the difference between installing app-store apps under a standard account versus an administrator account?I read a suggestion someplace in this forum to create a standard account that logs onto a Microsoft account, and use a local account for the administrator. Why? My instinct would be just the opposite.

This is my home computer, I'm the only one who uses it, and there are no children to worry about getting onto it.

Ideally, I would like my account to run in standard mode for everyday work, with the ability to switch it to administrator as needed. I can do this in Linux with the "sudo" ... Read more

A:Confused about account types

1. No! When it asks you for your email address at the point of adding a new User, look down the bottom of the page and click add user without Microsoft account. This account will be a "Local" account!
2. No difference. The standard account requires permission from the Administrators account.
3.Nothing at all.
4.As per question 1's answer.

The problem that you may find is that the control account (Your 'at present' account) has the registry in it. If you need to edit the registry you will have to re-access the account in to an administrators account.
Best wishes rplantz.

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Hi,

I have just purchased a PC for the kiddies running Windows XP (HE). I have assigned an account to each with 'Limited' use (rather than 'Administrator). However, and frustratingly, these accounts will not allow PC children games (Sims2 for example) to be run? The system returns an 'unspecified error' and declines to load the game. When I change the account to 'System Adsministrator' everything is fine ....
Is there a way around this anomaly?

Don-

A:Windows XP - Account types

if you boot into safe mode, you'll have a security tab in folder properties. try this: right-click the program files folder, go to properties, click security tab. add your kids' accounts, and give them full control (under "allow").

boot back into normal mode, log in as them, and see if that makes a difference. i'm guessing that the program was installed somewhere in the program files folder.

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We have a Dell E521 with Vista Home Premium in the shop that has 4 users on it. One of which is a Guest account. The other three users are standard account type and the Guest account is set as Guest and Administrator account type.

I have tried everything I could think of to try to change the account types to what they should be, but when ever i do it tells me "Access denied." I have booted to Safe Mode and no Admin account. I can't even create another user because no matter what I name the user it tells me that it has invalid characters in the name, when all I was trying to name the new user account was "Test."

Any help would be appreciated.

P.S.

I ahve already scanned all users with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware so I think its clean.

A:Account types on Vista.....Help!!!

Can you run a System Restore? If you tell the person in the shop to run a System Restore (assuming he hasn't already) it should fix your problems.

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I am helping a bedridden neighbor who just got a new computer with Vista Home Basic installed. I successfully installed her modem and Lexmark printer (i THOUGHT!) until she tried to copy some receipts - it kept giving a message of bunches of numbers and letters and said "application not fully executed" or something like that.
She tends to play on the computer at night, and somehow changed her user account from administrator to standard user - now I can't add any programs or reinstall the printer because it keeps saying "password invalid or login incorrect". She can still log on as a standard user with her old password...how the heck did this happen, and how can I get her back to "administrator" - she's the only person who uses the computer (except for me "helping" her to the best of my ability, which apparently is not very good...) there is no attempt to defraud or anything, I just want her to be able to get her printer reinstalled and not get this "administrator" baloney every time you want to add anything!!!

Do I need to go to a computer store fixit guy, or is this something that can be done by an admittedly only slightly savvy computer user. I'm just trying to help the old gal....

Can anyone help me? Thanks.....Malta
 

A:changing account types on Vista

Please do not post multiple threads on the same issue, continue here. http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/625727-there-any-way-figure-out.html

Also note the TSG Rules about password help.
 

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Hi all. Got a new system a couple of months ago. There are 4 regular users. Belarc lists 3 of them under "local user accounts" and 1 under "local system accounts". As far as we know, all 4 were set up the same way.

Currently using AVG 7.1, which will not scan the local system account from any other desktop. We had the same thing with NAV on the old system. So to run a full system scan we have to do it twice, = a pain.

Is there any way to change the local system account type or tweak AVG so that one scan fits all?

TIA,
Andy
 

A:XP Home SP 2 user account types

You find some preferred instruction with a free to download manual on Windows from:
http://www.winguides.com Here they also have online links for troubleshooting and
even system registry modifications to even eliminate the need for a user prompt.

The administrator setup is not allowing AVG to run correctly is one main possibility. Or,
an installed firewall may be the cause for this. Even the AVG7.1 trial version should be
able to scan the eintire drive without issues. Modifying AVG would probably ruin it. The
unmodified AVG software is an effective tool over many others used through the years.

One solution may be to get into the accounts setup and remove these in favor of the
creation of new ones were you choose the settings. Or, by following instructions with
the Winguides 2003 download, you can do away with any prompt at boot in XP Home.
 

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Hello. If someone can help me, that would be wonderful.

We just got a computer in which the seller set up 2 account types. Both were set up as "Adminstrators" but (as seems to be standard the first time) he did not set any passwords.

This is what I did.
I accessed each.
Made one of the "limited."
Made one of the "Administer."
Set passwords for each.

The problem?

I can access them both but the administrative account will not let me do the things I need to do. I am unable to change anything from it and, when I attempt to access "Account Settings" I get an error message stating that there is something with the script on the page. Although it asks me if I want to continue, regardless of if I choose the Yes or No button, nothing happens.

The result?

I am unable to unable to do what needs to be done in the Administrator account and, while I am able to get to the account settings under the limited account, of course it will not allow me to do anything.

The solution?

Can anyone help me?

Would be much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Bonnee

A:Account Types - Problem Fixing...

Login to your admin account, start, right click on my computer, manage, a window will popup, navigate to local users and groups/users rightclick, create a new administrator account (just call it something random, blank password) login to tht, delete your old admin account, change new admin account to user/password of your choice, and change what you wish to :) Im assuming you were changing the settings under control panel here though ;/

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Hallo, I hope I'll be able to do this in english.... My laptop has been infected with 4 different malwares or Trojans. I have run spybot three times and of course it can detect but not delete Win32.Delf.uv; Fraud.CleanUpAntivirus; Fraud.WindowsProtectionSuite and Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts! I Hope I can get some help of how to get rid of those malwares without having to configurate my laptop.
Best Regards Anneke

A:Win32.Delf.uv; Fraud.CleanUpAntivirus; Fraud.WindowsProtectionSuite; Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts

Hallo Anneke,What language please? As long as I can understand the dialogue between us, then I can read the information I need without a problem. Please tell me what else you've run besides Spybot so I know what we need to do. Thanks,tea

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Hello all,

Im setting up a computer for a mate of mine from scratch and he specifically asked me to control what the kids do on the system, meaning he doesnt want it filled up with stupid applications like MyspaceIM and HappyDoodleMcPlay game after 5mins... Yes yes i did make that last one up but you get my point.

Other than setting their account types to Limited are there any other applications out there that will further extend Windows XP (Pro) user account features?

Im not quite sure what im actually after other than more options to restrict *stuff*.

They all need limited accounts but he would like one of them to be able to install stuff for his school work. Is there an inbetween account?

The kind of restrictions you get on some network's i suppose im thinking of.
 

A:User account types, 5 kids, need more control

Microsoft SteadyState may be the answer.

You can also Configure User Group Policy Settings
 

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I have a Toshiba L24 notebook and it has a DVD ramm super- multi drive which I know nothing about. I have never wanted to burn a dvd.

I would however like to back up my PC and I know I can't do it to a standard CD because there isn't enough storage space on a standard CD.

Can I buy some type of DVD media to use in this unit that I have in my notebook? The way I am understanding it is that it really isn't a DVD burner but a kind of hybrid of sorts. Can someone here fill in the blanks for me on this topic.
 

A:confused over DVD media types

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