Funny how if you have Flash loaded you will have the issue. I like that the Apple products don't run that junk on the mobile devices, it's one less thing adding to this issue.
A vulnerability on Facebook forced hundreds of thousands of users to endorse a series of webpages over the holiday weekend, making the social networking site the latest venue for an attack known as clickjacking. The exploit works by presenting people with friend profiles that recommend — or "Like," in Facebook parlance — links …
I tried Safari for a bit, just out of curiosity, when I first got OSX. What frickin' dog food. Aside from not having the extendibility and control that Firefox has, it didn't even have a way of importing bookmarks that I could see. The bookmark-importing issue was the deal-breaker for me.
Well, I must be wearng a condom - and so must thousands of others who don't fall for the cheap and easily spotted tricks that also appear elsewhere on the web.
I'm not sure if many of those who believe that Facebook is just one huge trap ready for punters to fall in to have ever used it for more than a couple of minutes.
There seems to be - a la Mac-haters - a sort of knee-jerk reaction similar to those who comment on the Daily Mail site "I've heard it's bad so down with that sort of thing".
Do we not get emails that we ignore or do we click on everything that comes in through the inbox?
"Virtually every browser is vulnerable, although many browsers come with safeguards that can make exploitation harder."
Virtually every browser is vulnerable, although many browsers are used by the clueless which regardless of safeguards makes exploitation trivial.
FB users and links to banal subject matter... kittens and balls of wool.
Perhaps my experience helps me realise that links/topics such as the one used for this exploit are drearily commonplace, often predictable and are seldom worth the effort of a click. It can't be common sense that stops me clicking such links, for by definition common sense occurs frequently, is usual and shared amongst humanity. If it was common sense, no one would click such links.
Is the average FB users life so empty that a link entitled "LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE" becomes such an exciting opportunity to seek entertainment that it cannot be ignored?
I think we need to have some websites to alert users about these issues at the same time. I wrote about it in Twitter on Firday but no one listened to me!!! So, we really need to have an alert website. Users can register there and say for example I want to have security alert of Facebook.com, Yahoo.com, Hotmail.com and Not Example.com.
Most of the people do not want to spend their time to read these security articles. we need to have something more useful for normal user!
So along with the large dollop of common sense as prescribed above...
Just dont use crappy stuff like Facebook, Twatter, Yahoo mail, Hotmail & such other well known security cullinders such as Microfuck Messenger.
All of which are for kids to infect their parents computers so I can charge a fortune to clear it up - cheers easy!
Luckily for me, I deleted my Facebook account -- barebones and info-free as it was -- the other night after deciding that, on top of all the datamining and privacy issues, there wasn't anything I could do on Facebook that I couldn't do with email and a carefully assembled CC: list.
Oh, yeah, and I almost forgot... Flash bites.
I deleted my facebook, my dog and all my family! In fact I don't even connect to the internet anymore, just in case I get scammed, spammed and whammed! I have become so paranoid and so righteous that this comment is appearing direct from the power of my brain!
Lighten up you lot! FB is a crock we all know that, but then crossing the road is fraught. In fact more likely you will die slipping over in your bathroom than being run over, but you don't stop going to the kharzi!