Facebook Like-Gating in IFRAME Tabs

Last year, I posted about how to show certain content to fans, and other content to non-fans using FBML. As FBML becomes deprecated, however, it’s time to show you the updated way using the Open Graph, the PHP SDK and IFRAMES.

Rogue Antivirus Attacks Tailored to Mac and PC

Rogue antivirus is a term used to describe a trojan (called such because it is a malware file disguised as a file the user has been convinced they want to open) that uses social engineering to trick a user into thinking their computer has been infected, and offers a free antivirus download to “clean” their…

New Facebook Page Admin Scam

A new scam has come to our attention, one that’s a new take on an old trick in Facebook. Scammers are adding users as page administrators on a page that’s got a poisoned IFRAME set as the default tab.

iPhone/iPad Apps for Coders and Sysadmins

It wasn’t that long ago that I scoffed at the idea of the iPad, or at least thought it would never have any place in my tech toolkit. I finally broke down and got one, and it’s changed the way I work, largely because of the number of fantastic apps out there.

Getting Like Count on a Facebook Fan Page Using the PHP SDK & FQL

I’m working on a project that will end up being age-gated because of graphic content. (No, not porn, unfortunately, but a blood and gore video game is almost as good.) It’s also like-gated, so we needed to fetch the number of people who liked the page, so that certain content would be unlocked when the…

App tabs disappearing in HTTPS-Only mode

You may have heard the buzz a little while back about how Facebook now allows users to select “HTTPS-Only” mode which forced Facebook to run over SSL. This is good news for users, but has a pretty big impact on developers, some of which I mentioned here. We knew that users would see a warning…

QR Codes: Trendy Marketing and Pwning Tool

I’ve been out at SXSW for the past few days, and QR codes abound. Every telephone pole is papered with them, people walking on the street have QR codes on their shirts, with clever text below it prompting you to scan them. I’m a big fan of the idea of QR codes – the ability…

Know Your Social Media Scams & Rogue Apps

As the number of scams and malware threats increase on Facebook and Twitter, it can be hard to keep track of what’s legitimate and what’s not anymore in a way that is in plain-English for non-techies, who are arguably the ones who need this information the most.

Security Keynote Download

I recently gave a low-tech security and social engineering talk at my company to help raise awareness of better password practices and scenarios to be on the lookout for. The deck is 36 slides, and you can download it in PDF, .key or as images.