How Facebook helps an abusive ex-partner find out your new identity, even after they’ve been blocked

Imagine the scenario. You’re a woman in an abusive relationship with a man. Things have turned violent. You leave the man, block his account on Facebook, and maybe even change your name legally as you want to start afresh. You update your Facebook profile to reflect your new name. Would you expect your ex-partner to be able to know what your new name is? Common sense dictates that as you…

October 28, 2019
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Smashing Security #150: Liverpool WAGs, Facebook politics, and a selfie stalker

LastPass Enterprise makes password security effortless for your organization. LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand…

October 17, 2019
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Stalker zoomed in on Japanese idol’s eyes to find out where she lived

October 12, 2019

This is horrific. According to media reports, an obsessed fan assaulted a J-Pop star after determining where she lived by zooming in on selfies she had posted on social media, and examining the reflection in her eyes. 26-year-old “fan” Hibiki Sato attacked Japanese idol Ena Matsuoka outside her home, after zooming in to a reflection of a sign in her eyes’ pupils in a photograph she had posted online. According…

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