Facebook Speaks Up On Recent Porn Flood

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mortonww

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Yikes, so people actually had to copy and paste lines into their browser's address bar to claim a fantastic prize in order for this exploit to work? The only shame here is that it wasn't coded to cancel their ISP subscription.
 

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most likey IE, as that is the most common default, and less tech savy people dont usually change to anything else. Not that IE is bad or anything.. well atleast the newest version.

 

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...

And I thought it was some sort of ingenious way to access a mass of profiles and upload those photos...

No it was not. It was just a bunch gullible fools who thought they could win a "magical" prize by copying and pasting a suspicious link...

What has the world come to...
 

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]Any numbnut pasting something into their browser deserves everything they get. Reminds of the moron who dialed 911 not once but several times because his iPhone was broken. Kind of says it all about people who use Apple products.[/citation]
Any excuse to slag off apple huh?

Also I hate when people say that people who don't know better deserve anything they get.
 

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[citation][nom]frish[/nom]Any excuse to slag off apple huh?Also I hate when people say that people who don't know better deserve anything they get.[/citation]C'mon--people didn't know better than to paste a link and win a free prize? No...they knew there's always a catch and NEVER a free prize. They were stupid and deserve what they got.

However, the people who received offensive images from these idiots did not deserve it.

My guess is it was people still using IE6 that did most of the damage.
 

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]Any numbnut pasting something into their browser deserves everything they get. Reminds of the moron who dialed 911 not once but several times because his iPhone was broken. Kind of says it all about people who use Apple products.[/citation]

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Copy and paste the following text into your Internet Explorer 7 Browser to win a COOKIE!!!

javascript:alert(document.cookie);
 
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currently browsers that are affected are IE, Opera and Safari, Chrome is immune due to prevention of Javascript executing off the address bar firefox is also safe if you have noscript or disable the java console
 
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uhm... IE is not the best in terms of functionality, but it is the most secure, since it doesnt have many places to exploit.

get your facts straight, more functionality usualy means less secure.
 

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i got one without doing any copy and paste thing, just clicking on a link send by a friend. Already using FF 8.0. And i was already forewarned with another message posted by another friend. This time curiosity gets the better of me. People who say we should have known better are just the know-it-all type full of vanity.
 

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[citation][nom]mortonww[/nom]Yikes, so people actually had to copy and paste lines into their browser's address bar to claim a fantastic prize in order for this exploit to work? The only shame here is that it wasn't coded to cancel their ISP subscription.[/citation]
The majority of people on the net aren't as well informed when it comes to IT as we are. Do remember that.
My gradma wouldn't understand english, but if the scam was in danish she'd possibly be one of those doing such nonsense. That doesn't mean she isn't entitled to play bingo or chat with her daughters online though.
 
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Geez. Facebook is too old. Only old people and people with no life use facebook and they deserve it.
 

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[citation][nom]frish[/nom]Any excuse to slag off apple huh?Also I hate when people say that people who don't know better deserve anything they get.[/citation]

if you spend more than 1 hour a day on the internet, you should know something about what you are useing.

we know how to change oil in our cars, and pump gas even if its something you do once a week/ twice a year.

you telling me that people should stay stupid?
 
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