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 Koobface Worm in FaceBook

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lesabre101
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I received a letter from my ISP today warning me about a new worm that has invaded FaceBook. It was in MySpace as well. I accidentally deleted the original letter about it so will just explain as much as I can from memory.

This worm comes in the form of a request for you to update your video player. When you do, it will then infect your system and wait until you send out any credit card info and steal it. The displayed page contains an ActiveX control, which tells the user that their Flash Player is out of date. An attempt to update links to the Koobface malware file. At the time of testing this file was called "flash_update.exe"

Koobface worm is active and you need to be aware of it. I tried to post a link but something is messing up here so do a Google on it and keep it in mind.

Steve

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

lesabre101 wrote:
ActiveX


Reason 3,251 to use Firefox, and throw in NoScript for an added layer of security.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

lesabre101 wrote:


This worm comes in the form of a request for you to update your video player. When you do, it will then infect your system and wait until you send out any credit card info and steal it. The displayed page contains an ActiveX control, which tells the user that their Flash Player is out of date. An attempt to update links to the Koobface malware file. At the time of testing this file was called "flash_update.ex

Steve

I dont think this will worry me as i dont have a credit card Wink Rolling Eyes
but my wife does and she uses ebay all the time :yikes:

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lesabre101
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Pastor Frank wrote:
lesabre101 wrote:
ActiveX


Reason 3,251 to use Firefox, and throw in NoScript for an added layer of security.


Thanks for the tip Pastor Frank. I use Firefox as well, but will look into adding the noscript feature too. I've got millions of things to learn! aarrrrggggghhhh

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