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FACEBOOK VIRUS alert!!!


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#1 Brandon Young

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

There is a Facebook Advertisement going around in the news feed. Its something with someone Dieing. If you click it, it will give you a virus. I swear the internet is being exploited more and more, and they need to make a more secure browser. Not saying Google chrome is bad.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

It is not the browser at fault, it is the user who controls the browser where the weakest link in the security chain is.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

It is not the browser at fault, it is the user who controls the browser where the weakest link in the security chain is.

 

I agree, the browser doesn't make the choices it's the user who does.


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#4 Brandon Young

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:09 PM

I know its not the browsers fault but Im more trying to say is to put in protection in the browser. Like Avast and Norton can to block certain things. Avasts browser has saved me so many times.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

My main reason for this post was to just say that there is a Facebook virus going around and to try and not click on that certain ad.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:45 AM

Nothing new. There is always some or other such scam on facebook. You have to be careful.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:47 AM

Important Fact: Security begins with personal responsibility and following Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

Surfing the Internet is no different that walking around a city- you gotta use common sense.

 

It would be nice if you could have posted a screen shot of said ad.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:06 PM

people should be responsible for every click they did. 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:29 PM

Did you see the ad? If so, do you recall anything it said?

 

If not, where did you find out about this virus?



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:58 AM

I'm not sure if this Facebook Ad in the news feed has been reported or not, but it is nothing new.

Social networking sites (MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter) can be a significant security risk which could make your computer susceptible to malware infection. As with gaming sites, users visiting MySpace, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter...are exposed to innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Even using Instant Messaging clients can present a security risk.

Researchers at the Global Security Advisor Research Blog have reported finding pornographic virus variants on Facebook. The Koobface Worm has been found to attack both Facebook and MySpace users. Virus Bulletin has reported MySpace attacked by worm, adware and phishing. Some MySpace user pages have been found carrying the dangerous Virut. Malware has been discovered on YouTube and it continues to have a problem with malware ads.
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

The best anti-virus is the user!



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:30 AM

Not if the user doesn't know what he or she is doing. Also my mother said she saw it and one of her friends clicked on it and got a virus.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:01 AM


QM7's MODUS OPERANDI: "Knowledge and the ability to use it is the best defensive tool anyone could have. An uninformed user can be their own worst enemy when acting in ignorance."
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

I think Avast, AVG, Norton, Kaspersky and Malwarebytes should offer full protection against Facebook malware...






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