What's up with the viruses infecting facebook?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Greencardman, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Greencardman macrumors 6502

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    I've had three friends in the last three days having their facebook accounts send out major amounts of messages with links to viruses. I don't know if its their facebook accounts that have been hacked or their computers, but still. Its getting bad. Anyone else seeing a lot of this?
     
  2. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I got a bogus message claiming to be from facebook telling me to install an app and send it to my friends. Of course i didn't do it. But I'm sure some younger and/or inexperienced users would fall for it
     
  3. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Anything that becomes more mainstream and widely used is prone to viruses. I'm thinking that this is more phishing than viruses though. I left myspace because of the endless amount of spam and stuff that I used to get, that and myspace was awful!

    I suppose they're developer platform is really open too.
     
  4. Greencardman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I worry about that too. I mean, the messages are pretty crafty, but the lack of personalization is pretty easy to spot. Its very annoying though.
     
  5. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    I hate to hear that this is happening. I haven't seen it just yet though.
     
  6. Karasu macrumors newbie

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    I've had a few instances where messages from my cousin's account contained links to viruses. They were disguised as videos. I'm glad I don't fall for those things but I'm sure a few unsuspecting people did.
     
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah i've been sent a few of those links. pretty sad
     

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