Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Watch out on what you click on Facebook

With everyone eager to see the video on Osama being shot, spammers were extremely quick to take advantage on this. Many people were fooled by this message on their facebook wall (Osama Dead - Censored Video Leaked" by wikileaks some more):
It claimed that it is from wikileaks which should immediately warned us that it is probably a fake. When the linked was clicked, it immediately bring you to this page:
Be alert, CTRL+C is a short cut for "Copy", ALT-D is the short cut to the address bar (or URL bar), CTRL+V is the short cut for "Paste". Enter is to "execute" whatever is placed on the URL now. When I saw CTRL+C and CTRL+V, it immediately tells me that it is asking you to voluntarily copying and pasting something to be run.

Look carefully, the "Welcome" on the left is different! It has two tiny wheels, which means that it is an application. So, there is something running....

Just be careful with what "friend" sent as they could be spammer. There were just too many lately and we have no clue what the codes are doing to your computer. Normally it asked you for permission to access your profile.

(Thanks to my son, Ah Jon, who explained to me some of the more technical aspect of the code).


Cynthia said...

thanks for sharing this.. and yes, nowadays there are a lot of spammers... just need to be extra careful!

wenn said...

ya..troublesome one!