Cyberspace has become all pervasive. Every facet of a modern life has elements of cyberspace embedded in it. Therefore securing the cyberspace has become a necessity, which can no more be wished away. This space collate the news and views affecting the security of our cyberspace.
The latest survey scam doing the rounds on Facebook works by falsely offering to change the profile of prospective marks from blue to red, black or shocking pink. Typical lures state: “Switch to Pink Facebook (Limited Time!) [LINK] Say goodbye to the boring blue profile and say hello to the pink profile!!”
If users follow these links, they’re first told they need to share the link with their online friends, further spreading scam messages, or alternatively are invited to offer endorsements for the link. Surfers are then invited to complete a worthless survey, earning scammers a commission in the process.