Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Nicole Santos" invades Facebook

“Nicole Santos” recently became trending topic on Twitter.
But “Nicole Santos” is not a person. She is a malicious Trojan software that made her presence known on May 12 on Facebook. Facebook users receive numerous, profane, and accusatory messages from one “Nicole Santos.”
A shirt was made in her honor by an enterprising person from the buy-and-sell site Etsy. A comedian named Ethan Newberry made a music video parody about her.
The inflammatory messages also contain the statement “Vote for Nicole Santos,” which was used by the Etsy T-shirt maker. Later messages will contain a link that claims to be a solution that will stop the flow of more vulgar messages.
However, the link is actually the script that accesses the users’ Facebook accounts and also taps into the victims’ network to spread itself.
One variation of the “Nicole Santos” Facebook spam had legitimate-looking links, asking users to “VERIFY THE ACCOUNT” that actually lead users to spread the malware even more. As such those within the Facebook network of victims Facebook networks will also get flooded with spam.
Facebook officials have so far stalled the spread after numerous complaints from victims of their service.

"This spam was spread by a vulnerability in our code and we worked quickly to resolve this matter. The bug caused a small number of spam comments to be posted to users' walls, and we are in the process of cleaning up any spam it may have caused."

The (Facebook) spokesperson also confirmed that the bug was in their handling of certain story types that "improperly allowed a specific-category of URLs (javascript: URLs)", before it pushed out a fix that restricted links of this kind.

“Nicole Santos” is a variation of a remove-this-app worm that was previously spread through Facebook. There are several types of this worm such as the Palevo.AP, Netsky.AP
Attacks on Facebook users have been increasing lately as cybercriminals see more effective use ofsocial engineering in the service. People tend to trust people more within their networks, which is what cybercriminals are hoping to target.
There are at least 500 million active Facebook users today, 70 percent of whom are outside the United States. The Philippines as at least 23 million Facebook users and continues to grow.
Software security firm Sophos has some tips that should remind people to protect their social network services from such attacks. These include adjust Facebook privacy settings to protect identity and content, carefully thinking who would be allowed to be part of one’s network, showing "limited friends" to cut-down versions of personal profile.
Other tips include avoiding clicking on suspicious links and reporting them to Facebook’s helpdesk, thinking first what to put in one’s Facebook Wall, and keeping PC security software up-to-date.
Source: Yahoo! Philippines

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Journey to Take...

Each day is journey to take, so don't waste it on unimportant works. Dedicate it to our God.
Have a great day ahead guys!
Always remember that,
"Put God first."

Like on my photo description, "It's all about the climb." (to your success in everything)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Sunrise

Me and my church-mates went on a camp (for the second time this year). We spent almost half of our summer vacation for this camp (preparing, inviting other friends, etc.)

This photo was taken on the camp site on our second day. The sunrise was cute isn't it?

The camp's theme was "24, Delay No More". I've learned that you can never get back to the past. So, if you'll have to do something, do it now! "Choose today! Choose Now!"

God gave all the people their free wills, you can choose the path where will you go and that path will be your way in the future... Like on this photo:

Choose the path that you'll be safe not on the opposite one....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

To all the Mother's out there...

I just want to greet you a, "Happy Mother's Day" with all my heart.

I'm not the only one to greet you, but Jang Geun Suk too! You heard it right, its Sukkie oppa! Here's the proof:

Also, other Facebook Korean Drama pages:

Hope you'll enjoy your day! Take care always and we love you so much! Saranghae ~
Smile always too! Like Jung So Min (one of my favorite Korean Actress)

Photos: credit as tagged

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Tiring Day

I'm still up although its already morning here. I have to finish something. Have a wonderful day ahead everyone!