Ramnit worm targets Facebook, 45,000 logins compromised

By Leeky · 13 replies
Jan 6, 2012
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  1. Facebook users have had their accounts compromised once again after the Ramnit worm, traditionally used to target the financial industry, set its crosshairs on the social networking site. According to…

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  2. Just another reason why I don't use Facebook
  3. Cellar

    Cellar TS Rookie

    Amazing, viruses are getting stronger and stronger with every year.
  4. I don't use it either, but this is not a facebook issue, it's a Windows malware issue. Read the article and source.
  5. I think it's time we need our web based logins to support some kind of dongle security key + password logon, instead of just password. Even if the hacker knows the password, they would still need the dongle key generated number, which changes every 30seconds or so. I have this on paypal already.
  6. re: "Dongle" security measures
    Not at all fool-proof as the recent RSA breach should have told you...
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    kids need to be educated in middle or high school about online security.
  8. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Smart Guest is smart (*high fives*)…
  9. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Sounds more practical than sex ed
  10. come on people, use facebook with https
  11. Wow, these smarties who don't use Facebook are so smug when these sort of articles are posted. You know what, if you didn't have sex you wouldn't need to worry about STIs/STDs either. If you didn't drive you wouldn't have to worry about road accidents. Life is all about choices. You can choose to actually live your life or you can hide whimpering in the corner wallowing in your paranoia. I choose the former and will take the necessary precautions to avoid the risks.
  12. I'm willing to bet with a statement like that your PC is already loading with malware, adware and viruses to say the least LOL
  13. Justifiably perhaps? They're not using it and thus won't be affected...

    I see so for you "living your life" is a social networking website...?

  14. You are so correct, Facebook is a major risk to use - I'm cancelling my FB account immediately!

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