“Really cool Facebook revolving images” is a SPAM

Posted By: KP On November 23, 2010 Under Internet, Security Stuff Categories


Now a days a big viral spam is going on Facebook saying revolving images. Do not run the JavaScript. It may hack your account. Read this post and share with friends to aware them. Also if you have already run the JavaScript then follow steps given to be safe.

The spamming site is telling you to run a JavaScript claiming some fun with friends photos. When you run the JavaScript, the malicious JavaScript is spreading it self to wall of some of your friends. The spam looks something like below.

facebook-spam

Let’s see how the script is doing the tasks and what it has done with your Facebook account.

First, as you run the script it takes login cookie of your Facebook account (till the cookie expires anyone can operate your account). Then using the cookie the spamming site likes some abusive pages from your account. You can go to your profile page and see likes from left panel. Unlike any page if you didn’t join it yourself.

Secondly, the script posts the message to some of your friends’ wall. Aware them not to use the script. Delete your wall post from their wall.

Change your password as cookies may be grabbed by the spammer. He may operate your account later on if you don’t change password.

And remember not to run any JavaScript in future unless you understand what  the JavaScript is doing actually.

For your information, the real revolving image JavaScript is below. You can see the same effect by running it and yes, its safe, unlike the spam JavaScript. (I must tell you the real technical part of an issue, when someone tried to hack you on behalf of the same issue)

JavaScript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName(“img”); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position=’absolute’; DIS.left=(Math.tan(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+ “px”; DIS.top=(Math.sin(R*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+” px”}R++}setInterval(‘A()’,5); void(0);

Running above JavaScript will give you same effect you wanted to see but safer way (-:

How to stop the viral spam going on:

No one has control on the spam going on, all you can do is aware your friends and they will aware their friends. You can share this article with your friends to aware them.(click here or share button from below). It will help me too getting strong against spam going on. Tell everyone who run the script and got hacked.

Happy safe facebooking. You can subscribe me for more such security updates, Be secure.



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