Monthly Archives: June 2010 – New Site

We just rolled out a new website for the Autauga County Heritage Association (ACHA).

The ACHA is a group that shares a common interest in the history of Autauga County, who strive to create historical interest and educate the community about the benefits of preservation and the significance of their own heritage.

Check it out:

  • 06/03/2010
  • OS

Facebook Phishing… its back.

Again, a rogue adware installer Facebook apps are trying to get victims, but with a twist this time.

If you click on the bad link, instead of just being taken to the app page, it first takes you to a FAKE login page. But remember that you are already logged into Facebook.

If you are not paying attention, you get phished as well as nailed by the app. Double trouble!

No matter what credentials you put in, you are then taken to the app page, where it asks you to shoot yourself and your friends in the foot by opening your profile…

It is not managing to get far (so far) because FB shut down the first wave pretty quickly, but as of about 3pm EST, it had started up again.

Bottom line is still that if you ever have to install something to watch a video, don’t. DON’T DO IT… NEVER… NEVER!

AND if ever you’re asked to login to Facebook (or anywhere else for that matter), please pay attention to the address bar in the browser, and make sure you’re at the right place.

Be safe out there.

  • 06/02/2010
  • IT

Facebook Click-Jacking Attack distributed Through “Likes”

A new worm is being distributed through Facebook via the “Like” feature. The attack has hit hundreds of thousands of users and uses a combination of social engineering and click-jacking to make it appear as if a user has “liked” a link.

The messages that are being used in the link text include, “LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE,” “This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!,” “The Prom Dress That Got This Girl Suspended From School” and “This Girl Has An Interesting Way Of Eating A Banana, Check It Out!”

When a user clicks on the text that appears to be “liked” he is taken to a blank page that just has the text, “Click here to continue.” Clicking anywhere on that page will then publish the same message to that users Facebook page.

This worm is extremely similar to the Fbhole worm that spread across Facebook 10 days ago. Because users unwittingly end up recommending the offending page to their social graph, this is the type of worm that can spread extremely quickly.

The Troj/iframe-ET worm has been identified the linked as the infection in the pages. It doesn’t appear as if the worm does anything other than add likes to your feed, but if you’ve been infected, you’ll still want to take action.

Please delete any entries in your news feed related to the links and check your profile and info pages to make sure that no links or pages related to those sites have been added to your profile.

via Sophos Blog

  • 06/01/2010
  • IT