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09 June 2009 @ 12:37 pm
A virus warning for those on Facebook!  
This was given to me by my cousin, who was alerted to it by her work. I don't see this as a huge threat unless you go clicking on the links. Sounds a lot like the old bot thing that shows up here every so often.



"Koobface" a Threat to Social Networking Site Users

The "Koobface" worm has resurfaced and security experts have issued warnings to users of social networking sites including MySpace and Facebook regarding this renewed threat. Users should beware of messages that may direct them to a counterfeit YouTube site, which prompts them to install what appears to be an Adobe Flash update. The installed software turns out to be a Trojan virus which propagates itself by sending similar messages to friends of the user whose machine has been newly infected. Users of compromised machines may find that when they try to use search engines including Yahoo, Google, MSN and Live.com they are redirected to contaminated sites.

Security experts have also advised of fake Facebook sites and “rogue” apps advising users of an error with their account or that they had been reported for violating Facebook's terms of service. These fake sites prompt for the Facebook user's username, password and other personal information. The compromised Facebook credentials are then used to send fraudulent messages to other Facebook users.

To avoid becoming the victim of “Koobface” and similar attacks, users should always be careful about links in messages, even if they appear to be from friends. Users should also research any application or purported update to that application to verify its legitimacy before installing it.

http://main.uab.edu/Sites/it/announcements/63965/


 
 
 
olde_fashioned: TDK -- BB Tumbler loveolde_fashioned on June 9th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
I think we need to take the Tumbler for a spin again, eh? ;-P Sounds like there are more bots to be blown to bits!
Crazy Cheeky Girly Geekgreeneyedmissy on June 9th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! Stupid bots. Of course I'll need a shoehorn to get me into the Tumbler, I'll help you hunt them down. :D
olde_fashioned: TDK -- Bruce listens to Paramoreolde_fashioned on June 9th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Mwahahaaaa!!! You can ride shotgun. *goes for bridge jump throttle button* ^-^
Crazy Cheeky Girly Geekgreeneyedmissy on June 9th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Wait! Wait til I get in! *screams as hair blows straight backwards*
olde_fashioned: TDK -- Joker ha ha haolde_fashioned on June 9th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
*giggles*

*does 360 and yanks you safely inside*

*eyes shiny red buttons on dashboard*

Hmm, I wonder what these are for? O:-)
Crazy Cheeky Girly Geekgreeneyedmissy on June 10th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! *rubs rugburned bum*

*looks where you're pointing*

Umm...I dunno...

*reaches to press one particularly shiny one*
olde_fashioned: TDK -- batsuit loveolde_fashioned on June 10th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
I think this is the button that gives us feminine versions of the batsuit....custom-fit to size, of course! LOL! ;-P
Crazy Cheeky Girly Geekgreeneyedmissy on June 10th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Whoooo! *admires new xxl batsuit* Me likey! :D
olde_fashioned: TDK -- blue suitolde_fashioned on June 10th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
*gigglesnort* Mine would only be a bit smaller, methinks... More of it to love then, eh? ;-P

Seriously though, I love that thing. I did tell you I got to touch it, right? *realizes she is bragging slightly*
Crazy Cheeky Girly Geekgreeneyedmissy on June 10th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
You got to touch the batsuit?? *winks* Just kidding!

And yes you're bragging, but hey, I'd brag too if I got to do that! Lucky. :)
olde_fashioned: TDK -- blue suitolde_fashioned on June 10th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
Well technically I wasn't supposed to...*iz very bad* But you tell me how many people could resist when it was THAT CLOSE! :-P LOL, it was way too much fun. So was touching the cape! It sounds silly, I know.
Crazy Cheeky Girly Geekgreeneyedmissy on June 10th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Nah, not silly, but definitely fun! :)
sirena_of_csirena_of_c on June 9th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
gosh stupid viruses thank you so much for the warning [[huggle]]
Crazy Cheeky Girly Geekgreeneyedmissy on June 10th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
You're welcome! :)