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In Your Facebook: Virus Anything But Friendly

Posted Date: Dec 6th, 2008 11:01 | Hits: 942
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  • Alex Wrobel
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Hey Everyone,

Please take a moment to read this news flash I cam across from yahoo news today.

 

It's all fun and friendship until someone gets an infection.

In this case, the someone may be your Facebook friend. There's a nasty virus spreading faster than you can update your Facebook status.

Dubbed Koobface, the virus preys on the social network's messaging system to entice the unsuspecting to download a video from their "friend " with the tempting message, "You look just awesome in this new movie." All you have to do is update your Flash player and you're good to go with your cool, new vid. Sounds great, right? Wrong! The social call is actually a social disease, and before you know it, when you think you've got mail you've actually got a virus. The insidious worm will go grab all the private data on your computer, like credit card info. Is nothing sacred?

The uninvited friend already made its destructive appearance on rival networking site MySpace. But Facebook is serious fresh meat. With 120 million users, it's a nightmare that's been waiting to happen.

According to Facebook, the virus has hit only a very small percentage of users. But, like the growing popularity of social networking, it's on the rise.

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

 

Please be careful,

Alex Wrobel

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Ivy Jane  May 14th, 2010
i am taking precautions now that i have read this. thanks

peaceful  Jan 31st, 2009
I have sidelined my Facebook account for now... Thanks for the warning, Alex! )

Daniela Riess  Dec 6th, 2008
Thanks Alex for the warning! There are so many people wanting to do harm out there, thanks for helping us stay protected.
I appreciate you,
Daniela Riess

Bjantiques  Dec 6th, 2008
Alex Wrobel: Thanks for the advice. I will do that next time.
your welcome Alex.

I would have said add a link to the yahoo item but I think we can all agree that is definitely not a none commercial site lol

Alex Wrobel  Dec 6th, 2008
Bjantiques: Hi Alex, Always a good idea to include a none commercial authoritative link on things like this.
Thanks for the advice. I will do that next time.

Bjantiques  Dec 6th, 2008
Hi Alex,

Always a good idea to include a none commercial authoritative link on things like this. so here is one that Ben another of our members posted in 1.0 to an article on the Washington post site.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/05/AR2008120501081.html

Alex Wrobel  Dec 6th, 2008
C&B enterprises: It seems our world is plagued with idots where do they think of these things, why dont they get a r.
Because they have no morals and want a get rich quick answer. Sort of like a lot of people in network marketing.

C&B enterprises  Dec 6th, 2008
It seems our world is plagued with idots where do they think of these things, why don't they get a real job instead of praying off others.


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