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Showing posts with label Facebook Warning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook Warning. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Facebook Warning: Fake Photo Notifications Contain Malware


Facebook users Beware! Be careful about opening emails that claim you have been tagged in a Facebook photo, because you might be that the next potential victim of a malware attack, according to a security expert.













Think twice before clicking on the links.

Here's what a typical email looks like:


"If you click on the link in the email, you are not taken immediately to the real Facebook website. Instead, your browser is taken to a website hosting some malicious iFrame script (which takes advantage of the Blackhole exploit kit, and puts your computer at risk of infection by malware)," SophosLabs NakedSecurity said in a blog post.

Sophos suggested that Facebook users look closely at the "From" field of the email – the Facebook in the email address is spelled with an extra "o."

The security vendor added that it detected the malware as "Troj/JSRedir-HW" and advised that users should be on their guard while it has a deeper look into its dangers.
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Facebook Warning: Don't Click "OMG Watch the Nastiest Girl Fight Video Ever" Link - It's a SCAM

Clicking on the Wall Post link takes you to a Fake Event Page contains a bit.ly link that takes you to a rogue application installation screen.

If you choose to install the "Watch Video" Facebook application, you are required to give the application developer access to your basic information and the right to Manage your events. The scam creator can use this access to create fake events on your behalf and spam messages to your friends.

Always think twice before installing third party Facebook applications.

Source: Facecrooks

Monday, March 21, 2011

Facebook Warning: Viral Scams Spreading via Facebook Chat

Recently, it was noticed that the common ploy of the hackers and scammers is to hack a Facebook account and then send infested links to the friends of the hacked account. By using this new method of malware, hackers has a lot easier now to get into the Facebook user account to install a Facebook application instead of trying to hack a Facebook account itself.

By clicking “allow” on the permission box will direct you to a page that flashes a picture of a woman’s back side for a short period of time before popping up a menu of three different affiliate schemes. With this malware application, a request to "Access Facebook Chat" will prompt. By allowing the said request will give the hackers the opportunity to access your account by sending chat messages to your friends. The receiver of these messages will likely think the link is coming from a trusted friend. Those spreading these links that leads to viruses and/or malware infestation.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "Charlie Sheen found Dead at his House!" - IT'S A SCAM!

Published by www.allfacecrooks.com

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the FbVideo page designed to look like a YouTube channel. If you click anywhere on the screen your Facebook account will be "click-jacked," and you will be spreading the spam message via your Facebook news feed.

Clicking to play the video will also take you to the screen where the scammers have gotten lazy on this one. Usually there will be a Facebook application to install, or a request to "like" and "share" the page. This one goes straight for the end game right out of the gate. We didn't test the games or downloads out, but some users are reporting malware infestation after falling for this scam.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Facebook Warning: Don't Click "Final Notice - Accounts will close" - It's a SCAM!

Published by www.facecrooks.com

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page and asked to install the "Final Notice - Accounts closing" Facebook application.

Alternate Messages:

Final Notice - Facebook Annoucement
Today Facebook made an official announcement about their current status. It seems that tomorrow, all accounts will be closed and no more accounts can be created.

Official Annoucement - Facebook will close all accounts on 4th March. Today, Facebook announced that they can't handle so many members. This is the final notice.
Please use this app to confirm your activity on Facebook.

If you do agree to install the application, you must agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information, post to your wall and access your data at any time. Granting them this access allows the scammer to spam their message on your News Feed.


Friday, February 25, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON"T CLICK 'Overpopulated’ Posts On Facebook

Published by www.allfacebook.com

The latest scamware circulating on Facebook accompanies the message: an erroneous warning that the site will close inactive accounts and asking people to verify they’re active.

Clicking on the link to verify your account starts a download of “view_your_problem” that introduces malware to your machine. a permission window, and if you click “allow,” the application takes you to a page offering a choice of six marketing surveys that all promise discounts and prizes, but only make a commission for the spammer if you complete the questionnaire.

And while the scamware takes you to the survey pages on a website away from Facebook, the app makes two posts to your wall. One of them warns about overpopulation and the other confirms that you’ve verified your account. Your friends’ walls might be spared from additional spam if you don’t make it all the way to the end of the survey.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

FACEBOOK SCAM: "OMG, SEE WHO REMOVED YOU FROM THEIR FRIEND'S LIST

If you do agree to install the "....." application, you granted the scammer full access to your basic information, the right to post to your wall and the right to send you email.

If you do proceed with the application install and after completing the survey will not not reveal who deleted you. The scammer lures you in with a false promise, hoping you will follow through and complete the survey. Each time someone completes a survey they get paid. Don't complete any surveys and give them personal information they can use to do you harm. Some surveys require you to download a game to proceed. These downloads often contain viruses or other malware that can infect your system. Never download anything from scams like this.

Source: www.facecrooks.com

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT: "Get your free 500 Facebook credits"

When you click the Wall Post link, you are taken to a page survey. Keep in mind, at this point, you have willingly spread a bogus, spam message to all of your Facebook friends. 

Try to avoid the temptation because the exercise only wastes your time, spams your friends and exposes you to malware. Ultimately, all of the apps lead to the familiar marketing survey and if you complete one it gives money to the spammer.

News source: www.facecrooks.com

Friday, February 11, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "My Valentines this year will be someone very special :) See yours now

This Valentine’s Day scam appears troublesome because the appeal to one’s dating instincts makes it hard not to click on these applications, at least if you’re single and still looking for someone else out there.

When you click on the "Find Your Valentine Now!" button, you are taken to a screen that asks you to install the "Valentine Locator" Facebook application. Then, if you agree to install the application, you give the spammer the right to access to your basic information, post to your wall, access your family and relationships and access your friends' information.

Try to avoid the temptation because the exercise only wastes your time, spams your friends and exposes you to malware. Ultimately, all of the apps lead to the familiar marketing survey and if you complete one it gives money to the spammer.

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "Friend Buzz Photos - Click here to see your top friends" - It's a SCAM

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the bogous pages and if you do agree to install the application, this means that you agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information, send you email, post to your wall, access posts in newsfeed, access your data at any time and access to your friend's information.



Sunday, February 6, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "You can see who CREEPS around your FACEBOOK pics and profile" - IT'S A SCAM

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the SCAM page and asked to install the "Stop Dangerous Attraction" application. If you do agree to install the application, you allow the scammer to spam their message on your News Feed..

Remember: You should never give a third party application this much access unless you are 100% sure of their intentions and authenticity.

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "Facebook reached its full capacity, Starting today all accounts, fanpages, emails will close down..." - IT'S A SCAM

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the SCAM page and asked to install the "Confirm your activity - Official Application". If you do agree to install the application, you allow the scammer to spam their message on your News Feed.

Remember: You should never give a third party application this much access unless you are 100% sure of their intentions and authenticity.

Friday, February 4, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "WOW! I just watched who deleted me from facebook friend list..." - IT'S A SCAM

picture courtesy of facecrooks.com
This is the latest survey scam application circulating around Facebook.

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you will be directed to the page that asks you to install the "who deleted u?!" Facebook application. Then, if you agree to install the application, your account is now controlled by the application and you are spreading the scammer's message to all of your friends.

Therefore, never, ever install them. The scammer's end game is to get you to complete surveys or download games to your computer. Each time someone completes a survey, they get paid. These downloads often contain viruses, trojans or other malware. Don't compromise your privacy and security, and don't spam your friends with these bogus apps.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: BEWARE OF CHAT HIJACKERS

Posted by Jackie Cohen of www.allfacebook.com

Facebook spammers have been hijacking people’s accounts to send chat messages touting prizes but only leading to marketing surveys. Completing them wastes your time, put you at risk or contracting malware and receiving spam, while the spammer earns a commission.

The schemes appear to spread regardless of whether you click on the links, although I suspect that clicking on them might accelerate the chat-spamming. Here’s a screenshot of one I just received, complete with typos and general weirdness — like the fact that my friend’s account sent this when he wasn’t even on the site.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "Registration Center on Facebook" - IT"S A SCAM

The title of this web page is, "registration center on facebook." The user is asked to confirm his/her Facebook account and the following message is displayed: "Please verify your account to remove all the allegations about your account that have been reported by other users."

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FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "WOW. JUSTIN BIEBER DIED TODAY" - IT"S A SCAM

Published by www.facecrooks.com

WOW. JUSTIN BIEBER DIED TODAY (DATE) HE WAS INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN EUROPE LITERALLY JUST 30 MINUTES AGO!

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page and asked to install the "Justin Bieber" Facebook application:

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "Official Announcement - Account verification. All accounts will shut down starting today."

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page and asked to install the "Closing Accounts - Official Announcement" Facebook application:


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FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "Facebook Sponsored Weight Loss Product" - IT'S A SCAM

Published by Facecrook

If you see this on a friend's News Feed or if it is posted directly to your wall, then there is a good possibility that your friend has been hacked. We have seen this posting several times and there is most always a disclaimer from the Facebook account doing the posting claiming that they have been hacked.

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
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Friday, January 21, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "My Total Facebook Views" - IT'S A SCAM!

Facebook is full of spam and scams. Every time I go on Facebook I see still see tons of spam. The latest scam spreading across the social network promises to show you how many people have looked at your profile, but only leads to the typical survey scam.

According to ALLFACEBOOK site, posts touting this scam are going up very quickly right now, and the application doing the posting goes by several different names, each with its own page on Facebook; multiple sources obviously complicates efforts to stop the scheme, while also accelerating the spread of the campaign.

The number of views listed in these postings appear inflated, stoking the vanity of the individual who clicked through to the application. Don’t succumb to this temptation, as the survey is just another big waste of time that, if you complete it, earns a commission for the spammer and gives you nothing in return. Plus, the whole exercise exposes your profile to malware and shares your personal information with an entity that will send you more spam in the near future.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FACEBOOK WARNING: DON'T CLICK "I just figured that the Zodiac Signs have changed ! " - IT"S A SCAM

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the pagewhere you are asked to install the "My New Zodiac Sign" Facebook application.

If you agree to install the application, you must agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information, post to your wall, access your data at any time, access your profile information and access your friend's information. You should never give a third party application this much access unless you are 100% sure of their intentions and authenticity. If you do proceed with the application install, your account is like-jacked and you are spreading the scammer's message to all of your friends.

As you can see, sometimes you are dealing with more than a survey scammer just trying to get paid. This virus was detected in the page that typically loads the surveys you must complete to proceed. Be sure to keep your antivirus software updated and be careful on what you click!

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