ATH! Ekki setja mynd af gíraffa „profile“ mynd á Facebook

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Það hefur verið að ganga leikur á Facebook þar sem fólk á að svara gátu og ef það svarar rangt á það að setja gíraffa sem „profile“ mynd á Facebook.

Þetta er vírus og hefur Mark Zuckerberg stofnandi Facebook staðfest það á sinni síðu:

A virus that exploits the recently discovered JPEG vulnerability has been discovered spreading over google’s giraffe pictures.

“It’s been done in the past, but with HTML code instead of the JPEG,” said James Thompson, chief technical officer for SANS’ Internet Storm Center, the organization’s online-security research unit. “It is a virus, but it didn’t spread very far. We’ve only had two reports of it.”

The Facebook message goes like this: “I just changed my profile picture to a giraffe, but my answer was wrong” When you do it, Facebook automatically gives the hackers your user mail and password, malicious code embedded in the JPEG image gives the hackers everything they need, James said.

The code also installs a back door that can give hackers remote control over the infected computer. Antivirus expert Fred Hypponen of F-Secure warned on Wednesday that the JPEG exploit can also damage your Iphone if you charge it with your computer. By default, antivirus software only scans for .exe files. And even if users change the settings on antivirus software, the JPEG file name extensions can be manipulated to avoid detection.

Microsoft and google are working on it now, oct 25. We recommend Facebook users: DO NOT change your profile picture to giraffes.

Það fylgir víst sögunni að þessar myndir séu .exe en ekki .jpg.

Seljum þetta ekki dýrara en við keyptum það

 

 

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