Tuesday, August 23, 2011

9 Types of Attacks That Most Common On Facebook

. Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Facebook is the most popular social networking site today. With the popularity of Facebook that crisscross around the world to various groups, the fraudsters also use it for profit. Facebook is now filled with various scams and viruses, with the increasing number of reports of people fooled. If you are a loyal user of Facebook, the following is the ninth most common type of scam is found in Facebook to watch.

1. Clickjacking
Ever seen an application that asks you to write html code in the browser url address? It's called clickjacking. This code makes you grant access to foreign applications for entrance to your Facebook profile, one of their misleading claims such as "Find Out Who's Spying You!"

2. Fake Friend Request
Have got friend requests from strangers who do not you know? This may be due to a bot that is programmed specifically to expand the fraudsters social network for its own purposes. You may think no problem to add new friends, but you do not know is that the fraudsters are maybe looking for a gap to send spam messages or viruses.

3. Phishing
Phishing is an attempt to obtain personal information including credit card information, passwords, and others. The perpetrators usually appear as firm or official website. Some pitfalls of this kind is on Facebook such as appearance Facebook portals that ask you to login again. The best way to identify phishing is to look at the weird url at the url address.

4. Pages, Groups & Events That Suspicious
Many pages created just a scam to get money or collect personal data of users. Making a group on facebook is popular and the fraudsters also noticed this trend. Many of the pages and groups who usually try to cheat you by asking you to invite your friends to join. They offer a variety of gifts and free points when your friends join the group or the quiz. Some groups may even use the name of big companies like Microsoft or Apple in order to look convincing.

5. Fake email from 'Facebook Team'
Ever had received an email stating that the Facebook team want to confirm your security profile? Do not immediately rush back. Facebook's original team is always sending messages and giving an official announcement saying that they will not ask for personal information, confidential data, or your password. If you get an email or Facebook message from the team that asks for a password or personal data, you can be sure that they are fake and is trying to steal your identity.

6. Worms & Viruses
A virus named "Koobface" found spread through the social networking site. Koobface use messaging feature on Facebook to infect computers (PCs), then tries to steal vital information such as credit card numbers. Koobface spreads by sending messages to your friends list tagline. The message, which is one of the subject reads "You look just awesome in this new movie", if clicked would later lead users to a site where a user will be prompted to download a malicious software that masquerades as a Flash Player update.

If the software is downloaded, the computer will be infected with the virus. Worse yet, the computer that is infected can infect other sites when using search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN and Live.com.

7. Western Union Money Scam
One type of scam which most not suspicion is when you receive an email with your friend's name, asking you to immediately transfer the money through Western Union or other transfer methods, by reason of emergency needs. This is the most effective trick, because you will be confused reject it. What if your friend really need help? This way managed to cheat and get a lot of money from Internet users. Beware of scams of this sort and direct confirmation with your friends over the phone.

8. Survey Without Permission
We are used to follow the various surveys and polls on Facebook. There are many game applications that create a poll and give reward points, or improve your status in the game. This kind of quiz is fun, but be careful with this type of discussion or survey that you follow. Some of the survey will lead you out of Facebook and go to the fraud website. There are also requesting you to enter personal information if you want to see the results of the quiz, this information can include phone numbers and others. Reject any application like this, because most of this is just a trick to get your personal data.

9. Dangerous Applications
Malicious applications that often looks like a safe regular application. Appearance of this application looks very similar to the original, complete with pictures and writings that make it look officially. Though the main purpose of this kind of fake applications only allow you to make your profile read by the application. Once you allow access to that application, it will send a variety of fake messages and announcements to your friends.


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