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Anonymous Blamed for Porn Flood Drowning Facebook
« on: November 16, 2011, 05:04:30 am »
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Anonymous Blamed for Porn Flood Drowning Facebook

November 16, 2011 - By Kevin Parrish -
Source : Sophos


Now is a good time to jump over to Google+ while Anonymous begins to take control of Facebook.

Has offensive material appeared in your Facebook news feed over the last twenty-four hours? If so, you're not alone, as security firm Sophos has confirmed the sudden-yet-offensive problem.

According to reports made by Facebook users, news feed content and personal messages now include explicit hardcore porn images, Photoshopped photos of celebrities in sexual situations, pictures of extreme violence and a photograph of an abused dog. That said, workers may need to get their Facebook fill at home rather than on the job until the porn flood has been contained... unless you work within the porn industry, that is.

News of the problem began to surface as Facebook users took to Twitter to vent their anger. The complaints universally point out that porn-posters are unaware that their accounts have been compromised to publish the offensive material. Even more, they can't even see the images posted on their wall or in their message box after logging on.

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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/anonymous-porn-facebook-Sophos-Guy-Fawkes,news-13201.html


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Re: Anonymous Blamed for Porn Flood Drowning Facebook
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 05:14:26 am »

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Facebook explains pornographic shock spam, hints at browser vulnerability

by Chester Wisniewski on November 16, 2011


Facebook have acknowledged the spam attack that began slightly more than a day ago explaining what was causing users to see pornographic and other disturbing photos on their friends walls.

According to their statement the people behind the attack are exploiting a browser vulnerability that allows "self-XSS". XSS is shorthand in security circles for cross-site scripting.

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http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/11/16/facebook-explains-pornographic-shock-spam-hints-at-browser-vulnerability/?utm_source=gplus&utm_medium=status%2Bmessage&utm_campaign=naked%2Bsecurity
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