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Windows 7: One in Five Facebook Users Gets Spammed with Malicious URLs


24 Nov 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
One in Five Facebook Users Gets Spammed with Malicious URLs

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According to a report from Romanian antivirus vendor BitDefender, around one in five Facebook users get malicious URLs in their news feeds on the social networking platform.

The data was gathered by the company's free Facebook security application dubbed safego, which was released on October 26.

Once installed in a Facebook account, the app scans links posted on the user's wall, as well as those in their friends' messages.

The destination of these links are checked against the company's database, which contains threat data collected from all of the company's products.

Safego also scans users' privacy settings and makes suggestions on how to secure their profile and information.

CNET reports that 20 percent of Facebook users who installed safego and scanned their profiles with it found malicious URLs in their news feeds.

In sixty percent of cases, these were sent by rogue Facebook apps, which are commonly used as a scam propagation method on the platform.
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25 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That's the old problem...As soon as there is the word "Free" anywhere in the text, the brain shuts down.
Every link will be clicked, every attachment will be opened etc.
So they just take advantage of "human shortcomings"

-DG
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