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Facebook discovered fake Digital Certificates while observing SSL connections

A group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook, analyzed more than 3 million SSL connections and found strong evidence that at least 0.2% (6845) of them are made using forged Digital Certificates (self-signed certificates), which are not authorized by a legitimate Certification Authority, but which can be accepted as valid certificates for most browsers. They used Flash Player plugin to enable socket functionality and implement a partial SSL handshake to capture the forged certificates. In general, … Read more

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Facebook is not a dating site, it’s a People Directory

A few days ago, while reading an article about User Interaction (in Web Design), I had a revelation. In that article there was a link to a video in which Chris Cox (VP of Product at Facebook), was talking about what Facebook actually wants to be. “If you think about Facebook as a blue and white college dating site, you’re making a mistake. If you look underneath that, what you will see is the seed of the first ever collaboratively … Read more

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How Facebook affects your Privacy decisions

Are you aware of how many applications access your personal information on Facebook? Check your applications permissions and ready for a surprise! Facebook continues to “improve” their design so that we can install applications without realizing that we allow access to personal information. In fact the access to our information and identity is the currency that Facebook uses for trading and that’s also what is driving its stock up or down. We shouldn’t be surprised that Facebook made through the … Read more

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Facebook Timeline

It’s been a while since Facebook launched, the already famous, Timeline. And as we promised, we returned with an article about this new and especially controversial feature of Facebook. Controversial because (among others) most of the changes made ​​by Facebook in the past were not very successful features. So for those of you who don’t know what it is, Timeline is a Facebook application that allows a new way to display information on your profile. This allows you to see … Read more

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