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Facebook virus empties bank accounts
Posted 6/7/13
That's scary. I think I'm going to cry.
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Posted 6/7/13
Take your Ethernet cable, unplug it, you are now safe from the Internet.
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Posted 6/7/13 , edited 6/7/13
I don't use Facebook.

The phrase "Facebook virus empties bank accounts" is misleading. It's a standard trojan being delivered in a standard way.

This trojan is old, likely already detectable by most anti-virus programs. It's predictable that Facebook would become a new medium for these kind of attacks, and you are kidding yourself if you think this is something new. You are far more likely to pick something up while browsing for bootleg anime than you are on Facebook.


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If you can hack my comp, you deserve my money. I have so many paranoid firewalls even the FBI would get annoyed trying to hack me.


How many firewalls do you have?
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Posted 6/7/13

AnimeKami wrote:

Take your Ethernet cable, unplug it, you are now safe from the Internet.


you are never safe from the Internet, it always drags you back in...
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Posted 6/7/13

Sogno- wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

Take your Ethernet cable, unplug it, you are now safe from the Internet.


you are never safe from the Internet, it always drags you back in...


One can try...
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Posted 6/7/13 , edited 6/7/13
Malwarebytes is pretty good at removing trojans and stuff.

Anyway, I never do click on those weird ads, wherever they may be. If I want to shop, I will just go to amazon or ebay or something. Back when I had an xp/98, every one of those weird ads would be a trojan or a worm or something. I'd click on them when they force-minimize my games when they popped up. I didn't have an antivirus back then but it was really annoying having to restore settings every few weeks/months. I've been scarred by that for life.
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Posted 6/7/13
LOL this is why I don't use facebook or give into social medias because of social and peer pressure.
Posted 6/7/13
I hope I can keep you virus free.
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Posted 6/7/13
If they can attack your bank account they also have enough information to take out a line of credit under your name. Just because you have $0 in your bank, when you try to get an apartment and they check your credit, you'll feel the pain of identity theft.
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Posted 6/8/13

Mayo2111 wrote:

If you can hack my comp, you deserve my money. I have so many paranoid firewalls even the FBI would get annoyed trying to hack me.


Why? Hmmm :P

You shouldn't throw out challenges like that, I'm sure there's people lurking on here who would love to try hacking you now
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Posted 6/8/13

Des85 wrote:


Mayo2111 wrote:

If you can hack my comp, you deserve my money. I have so many paranoid firewalls even the FBI would get annoyed trying to hack me.


Why? Hmmm :P

You shouldn't throw out challenges like that, I'm sure there's people lurking on here who would love to try hacking you now :P


Woohoo!

Posted 6/8/13

Khaltazar wrote:

If they can attack your bank account they also have enough information to take out a line of credit under your name. Just because you have $0 in your bank, when you try to get an apartment and they check your credit, you'll feel the pain of identity theft.


lol true
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Posted 6/8/13
It's pretty obvious those "shocking videos" that show up are suspicious. If you don't click on anything suspicious, you don't get the virus. It's really not that hard.
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Posted 6/8/13
i don't even have a fb account... I've always thought it was such a stupid site anyways.
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Posted 6/8/13

AnimeKami wrote:

Take your Ethernet cable, unplug it, you are now safe from the Internet.

And be sure to wear your tinfoil hat to keep your thoughts safe from Facebook.
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