Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Facebook ClickJacking/likeJacking scam and how to avoid.

Messages are spreading rapidly across Facebook, as users get tricked into clicking on links claiming to show an amazing video of a a girl with a nice butt and it had the title "Laura Frisian: the most beautiful ass in the world!", it was pretty obvious that it was a scam.

The messages are spreading with the assistance of a clickjacking scam (sometimes known as likejacking) which means that users do not realise that they are invisibly pressing a "Like" button to pass the message onto their online friends.

David Jacoby, one of Kaspersky Lab Expert, realizes soo many of my friends were posting this video and decides to take a look at it that how it works.

You can read the full story here. He says: "It seems that the purpose of this scam is to expose you to ads, and also automatically get you to like certain ads. This will generate both traffic and money for the guys behind this."

Finally he adds: "If you see this on Facebook, please report it as spam, this will allow the Facebook Security Team to deal with this much faster."

My own recommendation:
One defense against Likejacking is to use the Firefox browser with the NoScript add-on.
If you are using Opera or Chrome browsers, you might try NotScripts.

Here’s what it looks like when a hidden Likejack is detected with NoScript.

Your best defense is some common sense.
You will need to be more suspicious of your friends’ posts.
It’s hard to resist temptation, but it’s also good for you. ;)

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