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October 7, 2009

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.

September 28, 2009

Happy 11th Birthday, Goog11e. Nice Logo!

 

September 27th Google’s Birthday..

 

Happy Birthday Goog11e

Happy Birthday Goog11e


 
 

Hey did you noticed that today Google changed its logo to Goog11e,
to celebrate its birthday the company changed ‘L’ to ‘11′.

 
What’s interesting about the logo change is that Google’s (Google) official birthday is somewhat disputed: some often declare the company was born on September 15th 1997, the day the Google.com domain was registered. Meanwhile, Google filed for incorporation in September 1998: the papers were filed on September 4th, but Google has been known to celebrate on both September 7th and September 27th.
 

“Google opened its doors in September 1998. The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake”. In recent years, Google has taken to changing its logo on September 27th, meaning this has been taken as the Official Date.

 

Anyways, its Google birthday and lets see till how many years it’ll remain number one around the globe.

All the best Google (Y).

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