InfoTech

October 6, 2009

Fb shuts down malicious fake profiles

 

Malicious fake profiles attacks on Facebook..

  

Facebook on Thursday fended off an attack in which multiple identical profiles were created to spread malware.

 

“Clearly, the Data Snatchers have found a way to automate the creation of Facebook accounts, which means they’ve found a way to bypass the Facebook Captcha,”
Roger Thompson, chief of research at AVG, wrote in a blog post.
Successfully translating a Captcha, a hard-to-read image of letters supposed to ensure that a human is involved, is required for a new account.
 

“We’re looking into how these accounts were created, but it’s very likely that the sign-up process was manual, or that the person behind the attack farmed out the Captchas to be solved by humans for a price,” Axten wrote in an e-mail.

 

For its Captcha system Facebook uses ReCaptcha, “which was recently acquired by Google and is about as well-regarded a Captcha provider as there is,” he said.

 

When the link in the fake Facebook profiles is clicked a fake alert pops up that tries to convince the user that the computer is infected.

When the link in the fake Facebook profiles is clicked a fake alert pops up that tries to convince the user that the computer is infected.

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3 Comments »

  1. FB per spamming and identity theft bhe chal rahi hai.
    Recently, we have seen the case of ABEER ARSHAD.
    If you search on FB, you will see 2 identical accounts of Abeer Arshad.
    Either it is done by Saim Pasha or someone else.
    But, it is confirm k 06 batch ka he koi hai, jis nay Abeer ki identity ko target kia hai.

    Comment by M.Saad Siddiqui — October 11, 2009 @ 12:17 am | Reply

    • yeah.. i saw that n i was amazed k ye kya scene ha. Even i send request for frnshp to that abeer arshad. The most intresting thing is, that abeer also has tha same frnds as Orignal Abeer has 😛 whoever did this, “Sir, you are just awesome” 😉

      Comment by Syed Ali Aziz — October 11, 2009 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  2. Aur jis nay kia tha us nay Abeer ki hatanay k liay, poora kaam kernay k baad Abeer ko bhe ADD kia tha…. hahaha… lolz.. 😛

    Comment by M.Saad Siddiqui — October 11, 2009 @ 1:47 pm | Reply


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