“Dislike button” and a new Facebook scam.

By on September 25, 2015 12:17:00 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

DrJBHL

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Not a “I hate facebook” post.

This only serves to warn those who after hearing that Mark Zuckerberg (CEO, Facebook) intends to implement a new ‘dislike’ button about a scam already claiming victims.

This one offers you the new button, but:

“Facebook posts promising users that they will get the 'dislike' button early have made the rounds on the site. The post further states that it is currently an 'invite only' system. The scam also contains links, that when clicked, leads the user to a malicious website. An invitation countdown timer is displayed, prompting the user to complete the requirements in the given time, or risk forfeiting his/her chance of getting an early peek into the 'dislike' button feature. The site will then ask the user to share the scam to Facebook, and also share to 5 conversation groups on Messenger. Once all the links are spread, the scam will redirect the user to a new page, where he/she will be asked to fill out a number of surveys, which in turn collect the user's personal information and account credentials. This will then be purportedly used for spamming the user and his/her contacts further through emails. Moreover, it has been reported that some variants of the scam have the ability to install malware on a computer.” – Neowin

Just so you don’t get trapped and hacked.

Source:

http://www.neowin.net/news/new-facebook-scam-uses-upcoming-dislike-button-feature

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September 25, 2015 1:14:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the info. 

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September 25, 2015 7:25:12 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thanks for heads up!

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September 25, 2015 10:54:19 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Good stuff, as usual. Thanks!

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September 26, 2015 12:39:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good post, Doc!! Thanks! 

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September 26, 2015 5:27:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good lookin' out Doc. 

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September 26, 2015 8:44:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


Just so you don’t get trapped and hacked.

 

Won't have that problem here as I don't belong to any of those "social networking sites", and never, I repeat never, will.

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September 26, 2015 10:40:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


Not a “I hate facebook” post.

Oh damn, just when I wos gonna add my 2 cents worth a few times over.

ah! So what! After recent events I need a good rant, and by George I'm gonna have one.

For starters, Facebook IS the scam... and as trustworthy as an agitated rattlesnake in a biting frenzy.

Moreover, Zuckerberg is a pimply faced parasite who works for the NSA, CIA and FBI.

Wanna know why the NSA, CIA and FBI chose him?  Cos he's young. pimply faced and an innocent looking geek whose mouth wouldn't melt butter.

Another reason I don't like Zuckerberg.... his hair is curly in all the wrong places, thus adding to his innocent looking demeanour... which we all know hides a deep dark and sinister character with more ulterior motives than the teeny bopper beneficiaries of the country club elite at the Hamptons

Nah, he's as evil as Google but twice as pimply... meaning he's a worldwide threat that needs to be contained with extreme prejudice under the Pimply Dweeb Act of 2001; paragraph 3; sub-section 4, line 26 through 30.  In short, it says that all pimply faced dweebs should be immersed in tubs of Clearasil until A) the zits disappear or the patient asphyxiates while submerged in said medication.

Seriously, though, I'm so glad that I wasn't bitten [hard enough] by the Facebook bug.  Just about everybody I know who goes there has had their account hacked [more than once in some cases], and many have had issues with identity/account fraud.  And then there's the persistent emails about this that and other members profiles and statuses, etc, etc.... even after you've selected NOT to get them.  Nah, fech Faacebook, 'tis too big a problem.

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September 26, 2015 11:27:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh, and all those sites selling stuff.... and yer have to sign in via Facebook, Google or Linkedin, etc.  Well they lost my custom... no wey no how,  If I cant deal directly with the merchant directly there is no sale, no transaction.  I have neither a Facebook orGoogle account, so if it's not a direct sale it simply doesn't happen.

Put bluntly, too many twits use Facebook apps and shouldn't be... but hey, the allure of modern tech is most often irrestistable...  and the new toy with all the latest phone-home features is providing MS with all sorts of private and pesrsonal data

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September 26, 2015 4:18:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,

pesrsona

Starkers got Zubished. 

Oh...here's the 'l' I forgot.

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