Facebook issues

Discussion in 'Alerts!' started by Templar, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Templar

    Templar Super Moderator

    From PC Tools.

    Don't get Clickjacked by the latest FaceBook Virus.


    What is Clickjacking?

    The newest Facebook threat tricks users into “likingâ€￾ a page within Facebook, then suggests that page to your friends. The “likedâ€￾ page may contain malicious links to non-secure sites outside of Facebook. It also damages the security of your reputation by posting to your profile that you “likedâ€￾ this page, when in reality you never did.
     
  2. Central Scrutinizer

    Central Scrutinizer Administrator Staff Member

    Facebook: "dislike" scam warning

    16 August 2010

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    Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them a chance to install a "dislike" button.

    The scam tricks users into allowing a rogue application to access their profile page, which then posts spam messages.

    It also attempts to lure people into completing an online survey, for which the scammers are paid money.

    The social network already offers a "like" button that allows people to rate other user's comments and posts.

    Graham Cluley of security firm Sophos said it was the latest in a series of "survey scams" that included links to a video purporting to show an anaconda vomiting up a hippo.

    "One thing we commonly see is that the message starts 'OMG, shocking video'," he said.

    "And they appear to come from your Facebook friend, giving it a ringing endorsement."

    Unknown apps
    The dislike button scam prompts people to download an application with the message: "Download the official DISLIKE button now."

    When users click on the link it prompts them to install a rogue application, which does not function as a dislike button.

    Once a user has given it permission to access their profile, it updates the user's page with a link and a message: "I just got the dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!!"

    "We always encourage people to not click on links that appear suspicious - even if posted from a friendâ€￾ Facebook spokesperson

    "Many people are giving permission for completely unknown apps," Mr Cluley told BBC News.

    The surveys appear to be from genuine companies, he said.

    "As far as we can tell, they appear to be legitimate," he said. "It could be that the firms are not policing their affiliates properly."

    The scam finally points users towards a Firefox add-on that installs a "dislike" button.

    Mr Cluley said the add-on also appears to be legitimate.

    Ron Sharpp, CEO of FaceMod, the maker of the add-on, told BBC News that his company was "in no way affiliated with the online scams".

    He said the firm had been sent "several support e-mails" asking about the surveys.

    "In response, we've taken efforts to remind our users that those are not official posts and warning users not to download any version of our add-on from an alternate source," he said.

    In addition, the company has issued a warning via its Facebook page.

    A spokesperson for Facebook said it also regularly warns users about rogue applications.

    "We always encourage people to not click on links that appear suspicious - even if posted from a friend," a spokesperson said.

    The site has a "very quick process in place" to make sure that links and rogue applications were taken down quickly, they added.

    "They can report any posts to us. We can make sure that we take down any application or all of the links across Facebook."

    But Mr Cluley said that although Facebook could respond quickly, it should police the development of rogue applications more closely.

    "Anyone can write a Facebook app - these scams are constantly springing up," he said.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10987725
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Administrator Staff Member

    Facebook says:
    More here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/...cid=maing-grid7|netscape|dl1|sec1_lnk2|112855
     
  4. Lioness1

    Lioness1 Ninja

    Warning - Facebook Color Changer App is Just a Scam, Infects 10000 Users

    http://thehackernews.com/2014/08/warning-facebook-color-changer-app-is_9.html?m=1


    The Hacker News
    Warning — Facebook Color Changer App is Just a Scam, Infects 10000 Users
    Saturday, August 09, 2014 Swati Khandelwal

    Scammers have again targeted more than one billion active users of the popular social networking giant Facebook, to infect as many victims as possible.

    This time, an old Facebook scam is back in action once again!

    Malicious Facebook "Color Changer" app has resurfaced again on the popular social networking site Facebook, this time compromising more than 10,000 people worldwide.

    The malicious app promises users to change the characteristic blue colour of Facebook’s header and interface to one of nine other colours including pink, purple, green, yellow, orange and black, in order to infect users’ phones and computers with malicious software.

    Researchers at China-based Internet company Cheetah Mobile have detected the “Facebook colour changer†that tricks Facebook users into downloading the app via a malicious phishing site.

    The phishing website targets users in two ways:

    First of all, it steals the users' Facebook Access Tokens by asking them to view a color changer tutorial video,which allows hacker to connect to the victim’s Facebook friends.
    If the user doesn’t watch the video, the site then tries to get them to download the malicious color changer application, in order to infect their systems with malware.

    However, PC users are lead to a bogus site to download a pornographic video player, and Android device users are issued a warning saying their device has been infected and advised to download a suggested application.

    According to the researchers at Cheetah Mobile, the problem stems from "a vulnerability that lives in Facebook’s app page itself, allowing hackers to implant viruses and malicious code into Facebook-based applications that directs users to phishing sites."

    The new color changer app has affected Facebook users in several countries but this is not the very first time it has happened before, according to Cheetah Mobile's security researchers.

    Facebook has become Number 1 social networking website with more than one billion active users this year. Hundreds of people join the social networking website everyday. On the other hand, with the increase in popularity, Facebook also serves as a great and useful platform for scammers and falling victim to such scams is very simple.

    So here’s what you can do in order to protect yourself from this threat. Follow these steps:

    Realize there’s no way to customize your Facebook with an app
    Do not click any link which suggests otherwise
    Even if the link suggests it’s heading toward an Official Facebook Page - DO NOT TRUST IT

    But, for those who have already installed the app should uninstall the app straight away and change their Facebook account password. To prevent further problems we suggest you to completely turn off Facebook's apps platform, and install a trusted security application to your devices.

    Remember, there is absolutely no friendly way to change the color of your Facebook. You can only customize your Facebook account or page by adding any of your other profile photo and a different header image through your normal Facebook settings - That’s it!
     
  5. Sapphire's Strike

    Sapphire's Strike Administrator Staff Member

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    Return-Path: <8a1ztr3prriwfca3zt4pjhh@6d05929.huyhgstdrtdgc.com>
    Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016
    Subject: FB Account Hacked
    From: "FB Support" <8a1ztr3prriwfca3zt4pjhh@6d05929.huyhgstdrtdgc.com>

    There is reason to believe your Focebook account has been hacked. A virus may have been placed on your computer. Please contact us ASAP to get the problem fixed and your computer cleaned so this does not happen again.

    The phone number is: 8889941103

    The above telephone number is also used here: http://antifraudintl.org/threads/device-activity.106017/
     

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