Facebook spam virus?


V

vjp2.at

When you try to examine the notification of a phoney
facebook message, can you get a virus?


- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
[Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
[Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]
 
Ad

Advertisements

D

David H. Lipman

From: said:
When you try to examine the notification of a phoney
facebook message, can you get a virus?
You can get malware from just about almost anywhere on the 'net.
 
S

s|b

On Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:06:02 +0000 (UTC),
When you try to examine the notification of a phoney
facebook message, can you get a virus?
AFAIK you can, but if you use Firefox as your browser, you can install
the NoScript add-on. That'll stop just about anything.
 
F

FromTheRafters

When you try to examine the notification of a phoney
facebook message, can you get a virus?
You can get a virus any time that you execute a (probably new) program
on your computer. I'm not sure what you mean by the above; is it a
*real* notification of a fake message, or a *fake* notification of a
real message? By 'examine' are you talking about clicking on some URL
link or using some kind of viewing/editing software?

If you click on a link, you are more or less at the mercy of the server
you are connecting to (real or fake) and the exploit vulnerability of
the software that you are running. If you are using viewing/editing
software that is vulnerable to software exploit, then just viewing
malicious content can cause you to run a new program, which in turn
*might* be a virus. If you use a browser (in the case of a link) then
that could be the vulnerable software instead of the viewing/editing
software.

Your chances of getting a clickworm or trojan are greater than your
chances of getting a virus though.

Okay, so I made up the word clickworm, there's a method to my madness. :blush:)
 
G

gufus

Hello, s|b!

AFAIK you can, but if you use Firefox as your browser, you can install
the NoScript add-on. That'll stop just about anything.
Are your key words "just about"
-
With best regards, gufus. E-mail: (e-mail address removed)
Message-ID: ip17af$4o7$1@dont-email.me Sent at 14:40
 
Ad

Advertisements

V

vjp2.at

I was using Chrome and it froze on notification (I never actually
saw the spam notification) then I saw the pseudo-sender's page
alerrting of the spam


- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
[Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
[Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]
 
G

gufus

Hello, s|b!

So far, it hasn't backfired on me and if it does, I got backups... ;-)
Me too.. BU's :)
-
With best regards, gufus. E-mail: (e-mail address removed)
Message-ID: ip22n6$td8$1@dont-email.me Sent at 15:30
 
Ad

Advertisements

J

jw

On Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:06:02 +0000 (UTC),
When you try to examine the notification of a phoney
facebook message, can you get a virus?
Facebook itself IS a virus. Go to ANY website with a facebook link,
and facebook is following you and noting everything you are doing.
That's not a phony facebook message, it's the REAL THING.
Dont use Facebook, block all FB content in your HOSTS file.

I cant wait for someone to finally bring Facebook down with a legal
suit. This is long overdue.......
FB is ruining the entire internet !!!
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

Spam by Virus 6
Is this virus or spam? 11
Spam virus 3
spam virus problem 6
?Spam ?non-propagating virus 2
What is source of this virus spam? 2
Best Anti-spam blocker for virus generated spam? 8
FACEBOOK XSSS ATTACKS 2

Top