Beware the Facebook worm!

By Kshitij Sobti | Published on 24 Nov 2009
Beware the Facebook worm!

Want 2 C Something Hot? Well look for it somewhere other than FaceBook.

A new worm has started spreading on FaceBook showing a suggestive image prompting people to "Click da'button, baby!", well don't.

Click da'button

The image and link might appear as a post on the a friend's wall, and when clicked on, it launches an XSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery) attack, which posts the same image and link on your own wall, further spreading the worm.

As a general rule, it is safe to just avoid any suggestive images, if you want that kind of stuff, you know where to find it, and it's not on FaceBook.

Kshitij Sobti
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