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Facebook identifies violence, porn imagery culprits

By Rick
Nov 16, 2011
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  1. Today, Facebook announced they have identified the unscrupulous individuals responsible for propagating objectionable material across their user's accounts. The questionable photos and videos included beastiality, excessive violence and pornography. No…

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Chrome FTW!
     
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    EDIT
    ~~Read it wrong yeah they were infected through spam messages in facebook.~~

    So people clicked on advertisements provided by facebook and got the virus? Or from facebook add ons? I think it would be funny if these people paid facebook to put up ads.
     
  4. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Rookie Posts: 88

    treetops your an *****... its like you didn't even read the article...

    also Malwarebytes is free for individual use as a simple scanner that works really well... the stuff you pay for is extra and not needed that stuff is also free for 30 days...

    And MSE is a anti-virus not just a scanner...
    really tech spot... understand your technology
     
  5. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +42

    Payne I was with you through the first sentence, then you turned into a ****.
     
  6. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 493   +23

    ya know prismatics, I was on your side until I saw those asterisks. F*CK asterisks... oh sh*t...
     
  7. The thing is, if gullible *****s never clicked on everything they see, this would have spread to about as many people as you can count with your fingers. The only reason it's affecting so many people is directly because of people's stupidity online.
     
  8. "excessive violence"??? simple violence is allowed now?
     
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573   +65

    Please notice the immediate, one-time, "in response to" nature of the last paragraph and the focus on scanning for items.

    Your arbitrary distinction is neither useful or correct, but again, the focus was just to scan once if you think you're infected.

    This is more useful, but again, the focus was a one-time response. I have updated it so that it no longer implies Malwarebytes is *just* available as a 30 day trial.
     
  10. Facebook allows basically anything.

    Most of the network is a cesspit of objectionable filth as it is. It is a reflection of our corrupt society as a whole.
     
  11. Fully agree with Guest - the clowns using facebook, pretty much get everything they deserve.

    The "thank you facebook, my three year old just saw pr0n/violence/whatever - I'm deleting my 'account boo hoo hoo'" bollocks, just doesn't cut it either. a) I doubt facebook care if these fools delete their accounts, because they've already milked them for their personal data to sell on to 3rd parties anyway (facebook data is never truly deleted) and b) these same f00ls should not have their kids accessing these social networking sites anyway, for obvious reasons.
     
  12. PC EliTiST

    PC EliTiST TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    Personally, trhough No-Script I block the entire Facebook, so... No problem, certainly.

    Facebook.com, Facebook.net, fbcdn.com, fbcdn.net etc etc.
     
  13. Muggs

    Muggs TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Typical Pebkac virus
     
  14. isamuelson

    isamuelson TS Enthusiast Posts: 97

    Gotta love Chrome. It's all I use.
     
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    And this works ?...My first thought would be that seeing anything about either of those two would induce me to end my browser session rather than "click".

    Sounds like a reverse IQ test..."You have to be this dumb to ride the facebook"
     
  16. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    HAHAHA dude you just made my day!
     
  17. First of it all it has nothing to do with Facebook as a whole and more as users being gullible and clicking on links. No matter how many times you tell people not to click links the " you got to watch this new video I found of you" always seems to get them. And then when the app says give me full access to your Facebook account...they think nothing of it. Even if they weren't on Facebook they would be clicking on this stuff. So people who say they stay away from Facebook because of this might as well never read email. Its no different. You have to be smart about these things...I been on Facebook since the beginning. I don't have any weird stuff going on and I check my apps and limit their access to what they can do on the ones I have. I run Firefox with adblock which should be #1 in anyone's arsenal. Then if you want even more security get malwarebytes pro. It blocks you even going to a lot of these rogue sites if you just can't help yourself.
     
  18. Chrome is actually the vulnerable browser to this attack, so no. Please correct- see this video from a Facebook engineer: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=956977232793
     
  19. Internet Explore and Firefox released protections against this attack months ago. Chrome did attempt to patch this vulnerability but, obviously, did not really succeed.
     

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