BEWARE- Facebook “Verify My Account” is a Clickjacking Attack

by Rohit Khurana on May 14, 2011

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We have always tried to report about most of the spams that hit Facebook, moreover we have always mentioned the preventive measures which can be taken in order to avoid it from spreading. This time a new spam has attacked Facebook and this time it is more dangerous than ever as it uses a new method to spam your accounts and this new method has been mentioned in the title of the post. We will discuss more about it in detail.

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Initially the spam were in for of application, once you click the link they will either ask you to paste any Java Script in your browser or they will ask you to complete certain surveys and as soon as you grant some permission to those application, they will exploit it by posting the same link on your friends’ wall. Now, if you want to know more about the way they get the information related to your account, then you can read one of our recent posts on related to leaking the information to a third party wherein we have mentioned about the way these applications get that information. This type of spam has been attacking Facebook for a long time and this is the reason they are not being useful to the spammers nowadays on Facebook.

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This new type of Spam uses Clickjacking hack, wherein when you will click this link then you will not end up on any of the webpage rather the Java Script will be automatically loaded once you click that link and then you will not get any chance to check whether it is a spam or not. Now a days the spam may appear in message saying “Please do your part in PREVENTING SPAM by VERIFYING YOUR ACCOUNT, Click VERIFY MY ACCOUNT right next to the comment to start the verification Process” and below it you will find a link VERIFY MY ACCOUNT on clicking that link your account will be spammed. Please stay away from this message as for now. I am sure Facebook will take care of this spam as soon as Possible.

Please share this information on your Facebook profile, so that everyone should get to know about this spam active these days. Please let us know if you want to share or know more about this spam by putting in the comments section.

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