Scam Alert: Lookie there! A lonely Koala needs a home


FarmVille Newbies from the makers of the Scam Farmville Rewards Program

Scam Pages

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmville-Rewards-Program/140537842669100?v=app_158946837485870

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/apps/application.php?id=158946837485870

From The Makers of the scam “Farmville Rewards program”

Clickjacking: 
Defined – A malicious technique of tricking Web users into revealing confidential information or taking control of their computer while clicking on seemingly innocent looking Web pages. It will usually execute without the user’s knowledge, through a button on the web page that appears to perform another function.

Examples can be as follows: The user receives an email with a link to a video about a news item, but another valid page, say a product page on amazon.com, can be “hidden” on top or underneath the “PLAY” button of the news video. The user tries to “play” the video but actually “buys” the product from Amazon.

Other known exploits have been: 
  • Tricking users to enable their webcam and microphone through Flash (which has since been corrected by Adobe);
  • Tricking users to make their social networking profile information public.
  • Making users follow someone on Twitter.
  • Share links on Facebook.

Details: This is a wall spamming application and is linked to a survey and harvest details


Damage Control (For those that may have fell victim)

Facebook Clean Up
You need to be aware that if you have installed any bad apps into your facebook profile or clicked any clickjacked or likejacked links within facebook, you may be currently spamming your wall and or your friends news feeds with the apps or links viral/scam messages. If this has occurred you must remove the messages from your wall by deleting the post and or remove the rogue app by uninstalling it from your facebook profile.

How to remove an Application from your profile:
If you have made the mistake of following thru with the install of a rogue application, Please do the following:
  1. Navigate to your Privacy settings- (Click Account, then “Privacy Settings”).
  2. Then under the heading “Applications, Games, and Websites” click “Edit Settings”.
  3. To the right of the heading “Applications You Use” Click the “Edit Settings” button.
  4. Finally find the application name in your list and click the “Little X” to the right of that name. Follow the facebook prompt to remove the app.
What to do if you’ve downloaded Software to your Computer
If you have followed one of the links on facebook to an external website or downloaded a piece of software you are unsure of and believe you may have got a virus infection, I suggest you immediately uninstall any software you may have installed, then run a virus check on your system.


Damage Control written by
Mr. Black Knight

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