Please let your friends know that there is a new email circulating containing a trojan that looks like it has come from facebook. Under no circumstances should you open the zip file as it contains an .exe file which embeds a trojan on your system (Windows only, of course – if you use Linux then you can open it quite safely of course).
Here is a screenshot of one of these emails:-
Bogus email from facebook – do not be tempted to open the attachment.
The attachment is called New_Photo_with_You_on_Facebook_PHOTOID(random).zip
I received 3 of these in succession this morning and noticed that it was bogus in that it didn’t give the name of my ‘friend’ as is usually the case. Please let friends and colleagues know about this.
More information about this can be found on Naked Security.
As you will have seen from an earlier posting, I have now registered this blog directly with Technorati, which is basically a search engine for blogs. In order to do this, I had to prove that I was the owner of the blog by posting a code for them to find. Quite a clever and sensible way of doing things in my opinion. With this now successfully completed, it started me thinking about some of the other buttons that we have in our ‘Share and Enjoy’ section at the bottom of each posting, and it suddenly struck me that most people visiting this blog may not be aware of what some of them are, or what these social media sites do. Continue reading