When talking about social media threats, the focus tends to be on the notorious KOOBFACE malware, which has recently turned a “new leaf” and now propagates via peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.
However, KOOBFACE is not the only threat that hounds social media. These social networking sites also have features that can become threat vectors. A seemingly harmless wall post from a friend, a video shared by an online contact, or an instant message from a colleague can potentially lead to an attack.These features are meant to make socializing effective and meaningful. However, they have also been used by cybercriminals in their attacks.
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In Facebook, the wall is the riskiest region of the user interface. Cybercriminals have concocted several threats leveraging popular news items such as the deaths of Osama bin Laden and singer Amy Winehouse; even the hoax that is Lady Gaga’s death.
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Thanks for the heads up Indra! I appreciate your help in keeping me out of trouble on Facebook.
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thanks Indra.. awesome info...
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Most of my friends on FB are from here, so that makes things easier, im not a fan to be honest of social media groups and not surprised by the threat levels,thank you Indra as always for your alerts and sharing with the community
Yes, most informative!
You definitely can open yourself up to an increased level of attack while doing the "social media" thing.
Always be careful in Facebook . Welcome friends .