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Over the weekend I came across an article on Koobface known to be a virus on facebook. The article illustrates how the virus is spread and shows to protect yourself against koobface. Read more ....... Thanks to Charity, She has already given her suggestions and thoughts on her experience in receiving such videos and links from other social networks. We all who use social networks might be at risk in one way or the other, and it is believed that there are still others who might have experienced the koobface virus and perhaps have some nice ideas how how to block it. Share your thoughts.

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Comment by Charity Gamboa-Embley on January 13, 2009 at 3:21pm
I got a malicious video that was posted in my comment space at myspace. A friend of mine who lives in South Carolina immediately contacted me and asked me why I sent him the video. Not knowing what he meant, I decided to check it out. The source of that post came from Las Vegas from a schoolmate of mine, who also got it from a friend of hers. It seems that it is being posted to all your friends in your list. The embedded video in the comment will ask you to click on the video. So I got hold of myspace and made my complaint. Myspace investigated and they told me that what happened was a simple case of phising and asked me to change my password. I had my doubts because my first impression was that of a virus but they won't tell me if it was. They just said I got phised and that's it.

I think everybody is vulnerable. We unwittingly become victims. I do hope the administrators of such social networking sites would be more transparent to its subscribers.



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