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Facebook Malware Goes Viral 123

Posted by samzenpus
from the spreading-the-bad-news dept.
itwbennett writes "Just a few hours after a fake CNN news report appeared on Facebook Friday, more than 60,000 users had gone to the spoofed, malware bearing page according to Sophos Senior Security Advisor Chester Wisniewski. Facebook didn't respond to IDG News Service's request for information on 'how widespread the problem was or whether its own security had been breached, but Wisniewski said that there are a number of ways that status updates could appear without users' knowledge.'"
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Facebook Malware Goes Viral

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  • by mlts (1038732) * on Monday February 06, 2012 @01:46AM (#38939325)

    When I was in the job market, I lost potential jobs for not having a FB account.

    With the fact that there is concern about deleted stuff not really being deleted, people searching profiles for anything (where a bad joke reposted can get someone flagged as a racist or gun nut for 7 years), using FB as a communication tool for anything other than the latest cat meme is out of the question.

    I sometimes wonder about someone coming up with a paid membership site (so the subscribers are the true customers) for social networking where only the parties involved (and possibly LEOs) are the only ones privy to information posted and shared. Combine that, plus having data erased after a forensically apt period of time (30 days after it was deleted by the user), and this would be an actually useful service.

  • by flimflammer (956759) on Monday February 06, 2012 @05:36AM (#38940073)

    If you lost potential jobs by not having a facebook account, then you did not want to work there anyway. They just wanted you to do their research for them by divulging every detail of your life on facebook so they could go through it and nitpick every little comment and picture in your account.

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