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Title: WORM !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: hines232 on December 11, 2008, 01:32:43 AM
Beware of worms on Facebook
Beware of worms on Facebook
McAfee warns of a new worm that's being passed around on Facebook. You'll get an e-mail from a friend that says something along the lines of "You look just awesome in this new movie." When you click the link to play the video, you'll be prompted to download "flash_player.exe," which is actually a worm called Koobface. Its purpose: to steer your searches from sites like Google and Yahoo to other sites, and to send spam to your Facebook friends.
So no matter how tempting the come-on (and we all like watching ourselves look good in movies), don't fall for it. Remember: Whenever you're prompted to download any software, do it from the real source for that software.
Thought this might save some one some trouble  :o
Title: Re: WORM !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: samuelvirucide on December 11, 2008, 02:17:37 AM
 :D  :D ;)
thanks for the info warning!!!! :o
Title: Re: WORM !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: DavidR on December 11, 2008, 03:30:11 PM
Nothing new here, facebook/youtube/*********, just insert the name of your favourite social networking site. They have all at one time or other been the source (not directly, e.g. not on the site) where pages, banners or adverts have been crafted to redirect or run source from a remote location to infect the member visiting that page.

So social networking sites should be considered a higher risk of infection.