If you write software for the web that allows users to submit or share URLs (comment systems, mail clients, forums, URL shorteners, etc), you may find yourself in a position where you need to filter out malicious links.
A new scam has come to our attention, one that’s a new take on an old trick in Facebook. Scammers are adding users as page administrators on a page that’s got a poisoned IFRAME set as the default tab.
As the number of scams and malware threats increase on Facebook and Twitter, it can be hard to keep track of what’s legitimate and what’s not anymore in a way that is in plain-English for non-techies, who are arguably the ones who need this information the most.
Looks like a new round of phishing attacks are well underway, targeting Facebook users. There are a few going around, and they seem to work slightly differently (although same principle) to the previous round of virus/phishing attacks from last year, featuring the Bolivar23.exe virus and the Koobface virus.