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Monday, May 16, 2011

(W) Urgent warning for Facebookers - password change required for all FB users

You are NOT going to like this one peeps... But the latest privacy issue Facebook suffered with the leaking of your personal details to 3rd party application providers, yes virtually anything you said 'Allow' to requires YOU to change your user password to cancel the token these Apps have that allow this harvest of data from your account.

In addition, now that Hackers know this tidbit, they will search for these older tokens and exploit them and thus, your personal data.

You can protect yourself by changing your FB password!

#InfoSec #Facebook

(W) OK Facebookers... Like and Dislike WILL burn you

If I have said it once, I have stated it several times that people's desire to LIKE or DISLIKE something on Facebook WILL get you Malware or sent Malware by someone who does click on something. Not everything on Facebook you need to click on... Remember my 'Don't Click on THAT!' mantra, well really you need to beware in Facebook or any other social sites. You can manually go to Google or YouTube and search for the thing your post claims is "really cool".

Use Web of artist (WOT) plugins for FireFox to show you a link or post on Facebook is bad, indicated by a little red circle.

Link to PCMAG Security Watch article on latest Facebook SPAM

#InfoSec #Facebook

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

(W) warning Facebookers... Bin Laden scam here

Thanks Graham Cluley at Sophos for is one...”any time you paste a script into your browser's address bar, you're effectively running code written by the scammers without the safety net of protection.

Before you know it, you'll be sharing the news of the "Osama Shoot down video" with all of your Facebook friends, and the scam will be spreading virally.

My guess is that you don't want to make it so easy for the scammers to run their scripts on your browser - so don't fall for scams like this.

Be very careful not to be fooled by scams related to Osama bin Laden's death, not just on Facebook but on other parts of the internet too. Such a big news story always seems to attract the interest of fraudsters and malware authors."

I told you the day after Bin Laden died this was coming...

Surf Safely and 'DON'T CLICK ON THAT!'

Sophos Blog on this sploit


Monday, May 2, 2011

(W) Don't open emails, links or URL's with Osama Bin Laden as the subject

Hackers have a great opportunity to spread Malware via emails and links by preying on the nature of people to open current events, especially BIG News events like the death of the #1 Terrorist at large Bin Laden.

People will undoubtedly click on links in emails and web pages that are not news sources for more information on Bin Laden's death.

Beware.. just 'DON'T CLICK ON THAT!' and visit a reputable news site directly for information on is subject.

Better Safe than Malware.

#InfoSec #Malware #BinLaden