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Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby Ben » Mon May 31, 2010 3:49 am

For those of you who are on facebook...

Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose PETE CASHMORE
May 31, 2010 - 9:01AM

This post was originally published on Mashable.com

A Facebook phishing attack was on the loose on the weekend — the third widespread attack on the site in the past three weeks. The attack attempts to steal your Facebook login credentials, install malware on your computer, and even get your home address.

The attack is spread via a "hilarious video" posted to Facebook walls, reports WebSense — when clicked, a form appears requesting your Facebook login.

The attack then returns you to Facebook, installs an app called "Media Player HD", and asks you to download the "FLV player" — doing so installs malware on your machine. It gets worse: Depending on your location, you may also be presented with a contest to win an iPad ... if you just enter your home address.

To avoid getting caught, simply remove the "hilarious video" if you find it on your Facebook wall. If you see it elsewhere on Facebook, don't click it ... and of course remember the obvious rule: Don't enter your Facebook login anywhere other than on Facebook.com.

If you already fell for the attack, change your Facebook password, uninstall the Facebook app (often called "Media Player HD"), and run a virus/malware scan on your computer.

This video, courtesy of Websense, explains the attack.

Mashable.com is the world's largest blog focused exclusively on social media news.

Source: smh.com.au
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sec ... -wo5w.html
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Re: Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby cooran » Mon May 31, 2010 7:13 am

Thanks Ben. I don't use Facebook much - just have a look once a day for messages and to catch up with friends and rellies - but I'll be on guard.

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Re: Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon May 31, 2010 10:47 am

Thanks Ben!
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Re: Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby Ben » Mon May 31, 2010 11:10 am

Hi Chris, MP, and all
I went on high alert as I have a facebook-addicted 15-year old at home and on holidays.
Personally...
I'm a bit like Chris except I probably visit my facebook page much less often.
kind regards

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby acinteyyo » Mon May 31, 2010 2:32 pm

Thank you very much for that, Ben.
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare, sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadan. (AN4.45)

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Re: Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby sukhamanveti » Mon May 31, 2010 2:43 pm

Thank you, Ben!
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby Pax » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:37 pm

Thanks for the heads up! A friend of mine just had his account hacked, the tip off was the numerous links to "hot babes"...he is a gay man.

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Re: Warning: Facebook malware attack on the loose

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:45 pm

It was a pleasure, my friends.
I'm glad I could be of assistance.
Metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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