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  • The latest Facebook spam...Photo Comments!

    Relevant Link - http://www.alyssagardina.com/blog/ag...s-strike-again

    I've been getting dinged about every ten minutes with another alert that "So and so has tagged a photo of you!" When you click on the link to go see it, it asks you to add (install seems to involved) the application "Photo Comments." Then it pings all of your friends with the message that YOU have just tagged them in a photo.

    Sadly I missed DC17's social networking talks, but I caught one the year before (Satan is on my Friends List). So what would you do with a nifty little self replicating app like this? I'm not familiar with how much access Facebook apps have, but at the least you could harvest all of the personal information to sell to spammers or marketers. Could insert ads into the pages to make a couple quick bucks. Redirect browsers to other sites that would drive by?

    I wonder what the approval process is for Facebook apps, and how this even got through.

    It is intriguing to watch the notifications increase in speed as more and more people click through.

    EDIT: What I find more amusing is that this exact same thing happened in April last year, and September. Really? And they still haven't figured out a way to stop it?

    Melesse
    Last edited by Melesse; January 21, 2010, 10:18. Reason: Additional Info
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    Re: The latest Facebook spam...Photo Comments!

    This is exactly why all social networking sites are blocked here at work. I got questioned about why I do that in a meeting the other day and I explained why, but this article gives me good justification for doing it.

    Thanks!
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      Re: The latest Facebook spam...Photo Comments!

      I just got one of those, since i never usually add the apps , I just went to their photos page and didn't see anything . I was curious about what it was, but didn't think much of it.
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        Re: The latest Facebook spam...Photo Comments!

        Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
        This is exactly why all social networking sites are blocked here at work. I got questioned about why I do that in a meeting the other day and I explained why, but this article gives me good justification for doing it.

        Thanks!
        Indeed. I might even have to make a powerpoint presentation outlining all the recent social network threats to keep on a thumb drive.
        "You have cubed asscheeks?"... "Do you not?"

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          Re: The latest Facebook spam...Photo Comments!

          Originally posted by sintax_error View Post
          Indeed. I might even have to make a powerpoint presentation outlining all the recent social network threats to keep on a thumb drive.
          share please :-)
          Network Jesus died for your SYN

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