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oldun
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PostSubject: What does this mean?   Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:26 pm

My internet security has informed my that there was a 'high risk attack' detected but security blocked it. In view of my recent worries about Facebook here is what one of them said:

Web attack - Facebook Likejacking Attack 31 on July 12th. There was another the same - Facebook Attack 37 and another saying: Manual Share Scam- attacking my computer. All came from Selena.cu.cc computer 173.199.159.136,80

None of this makes sense to me and all attempts were fortunately blocked. However, does anyone know this person Selena or what any of it means or how can I check it out or do I need to since 'security' blocked the attempts? The 'destination' of all attempts were sent to my PC.
Worrying.
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PostSubject: Re: What does this mean?   Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:58 pm

Security researchers are warning of the newest Facebook threat, something they're calling "
likejacking,"
a Facebook-enabled clickjacking attack that tricks users into clicking links that mark the clicked site as one of your Facebook "
likes."
These likes then show up on your profile and, of course, in your Facebook News Feed where your friends can see the link and click it, allowing the vicious, viral cycle to continue.

According to security firm Sophos, hundreds of thousands of users have already fallen for this new "
likejacking"
trick thanks to the clever and tantalizing linkbait the spammers use to entice people to click their links.


Read more here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ... cebook.php

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PostSubject: Re: What does this mean?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:55 am

Thanks for your reply TNT. I can't work out which link I 'liked' which caused the trouble and am now very wary. I understand this doesn't apply to 'likes' for ordinary posts but just for 'liking' links to companies or websites?
What is the difference between 'username' and 'nickname' please as I wanted to register with a site which kept telling me my nickname was taken even when I put in several different attempts. Thanks for more of your valuable help TNT.
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PostSubject: Re: What does this mean?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:30 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Security researchers are warning of the newest Facebook threat, something they're calling "
likejacking,"
a Facebook-enabled clickjacking attack that tricks users into clicking links that mark the clicked site as one of your Facebook "
likes."
These likes then show up on your profile and, of course, in your Facebook News Feed where your friends can see the link and click it, allowing the vicious, viral cycle to continue.

According to security firm Sophos, hundreds of thousands of users have already fallen for this new "
likejacking"
trick thanks to the clever and tantalizing linkbait the spammers use to entice people to click their links.


Read more here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ... cebook.php

Thank you TNT1 it just goes to show how carefull you need to be these days.
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