Facebook malware ?
Philip Miller Tate
Philmt59 at aol.com
Thu Jun 3 16:44:12 CDT 2010
Clever - but don't think I was fooled into clicking on the link at
On 3 Jun 2010, at 22:22, andre kesteloot wrote:
> Interesting approach
> Hit by 'clickjacking' attack
> By Daily Mail Reporter
> Last updated at 5:53 PM on 3rd June 2010
> Facebook users are being clickjacked by an internet worm
> Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users are falling victim to so-
> called 'clickjacking' attacks.
> Facebook members see links to amusing-sounding subjects such as
> 'This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!,' that
> their friends appear to have 'liked'.
> Clicking the link tricks users into recommending the site on
> Facebook too by posting it as something you 'liked' on your own page.
> When a user clicks on the text that appears to be 'liked' he is
> taken to a blank page that just has the text, 'Click here to
> Clicking anywhere on that page publishes the same message to that
> user's Facebook page.
> The Facebook attack uses places an invisible button over an entire
> web page, so that wherever the user clicks, they end up hitting the
> button - in this case a hidden Facebook 'like' button.
> Security experts say the scam currently has no malicious intent but
> easily could be adapted to deliver malware - which can infect your
> computer and cause damage to systems.
> Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at web security firm
> Sophos, said: 'If you believe you may have been hit by this attack,
> view the recent activity on your news feed and delete entries
> related to the above links.
> 'Furthermore, you should view your profile, click on your Info tab
> and remove any of the 'pages from your "Likes and interests" section.'
> Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1283763/
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