Scarey! I Wanted To Share This With Everyone Here Because I Know A Lot Of Kossacks Use Facebook.
I noticed this because I've been sharing my latest diary with several people over at Facebook.
School Supplies Drive For The Okiciyap Community A Links "Information-A-Thon" Full of links to gov't resources (available for everyone) and great videos.I recently joined some Native American FB groups and shared this Okiciyap Diary with them.
Pow Wow Trade n Shop FORALL!!! was one group where I left my diary in a comment. Then went back to check I had indeed shared it with them. I figured everyone there sells stuff. Maybe they'd like to donate. People like to give. I just have no money.
Knowledge Is Power!
Knowledge is better than money. It's the knowledgeable/educated people who make the big money.
This got me so scared I had to do a diary to warn everyone here at DKos.
I will never click on an ad at Facebook again!
From Pow Wow Trade n Shop FORALL!!! Facebook Group
>>> VIRUS ALERT<<<
If you see an "Alien video" being posted... do NOT click link...
Those need to be deleted as quickly as possible so it does not keep on spreading...
(Feel free to copy paste and warn other groups)
10 hours ago
Keely Squirrell Denning If I see any video not related to group description, it and the user gets booted out
7 hours ago
Johan Robitaille The user does NOT know... this virus is a hacking virus that spreads itself without the person's knowledge as soon as they make the mistake of clicking on the link...
This is the second one in a week to hit....
The one we had that was selling running shoes and the one with sunglasses, those were manually posted with fake accounts... that's different and the links were putting Trojan in people's computer.... those the user need to be kicked out and banned so they don't come back...
3 hours ago
Johan Robitaille People who made the mistake of clicking on this new one (Alien video) need to be warn that their computer and/or their FB account have been compromised and they need to, in the following order:
- clean their browser, complete clean up of everything
- make sure their browser setting do not have the "save password" function on, if it is on they need to turn it off and keep it turn off permanently
- scan their computer with an anti-virus, since we do not know for sure if it gets into people's computer or only hacks their FB account...
- than change their Facebook password...
Also, when logging in anywhere on the internet do not click on "keep me log in" or the function "recognize me" for future log in...
Oh... and try to make sure your passwords are up to the new standards of safety... minimum 8 digits, preferably 10 to 12 and make it a mix of letters, numbers and symbols... one trick is to take a phrase that mean something to you but would mean nothing to anyone else and either take the first letter of every word or the last one... than insert numbers and symbols in various places.... so that you can remember what it is, even though it looks and feels totally random...
3 hours ago
Georgia Atkins Thanks for this info everyone. I won't click on anything. Is this just happening on Facebook? This is scarey. Will Facebook administration fix this problem?
2 hours ago
Georgia Atkins I shared this on my timeline, so all my friends could see it too. Thanks again Johan Robitaille.
2 hours ago
Johan Robitaille I don't think FB can really fix it.... those goes around regularly, using different type of posts with link in them.... this is the second round of hacking virus we get this week, but hopefully posting warnings all over and telling people to repost it will help stop it faster than the previous one....
One thing to remember is if you see something that seems out of place / off topic with links.... it's not a good idea to click....
Other example was those shoes and sunglasses ads we saw all over, those were posted manually from fake accounts... and it was a virus... those virus were called a Trojan....
2 hours ago
Johan Robitaille My pleasure
2 hours ago
I joined Facebook in 08', but couldn't figure out how to use the site until about a year ago.
I almost got kicked off Facebook because I shared too many of my diaries, contacted too many people I didn't personally know, (about 20 people/organizations mostly).
I have the best links, I was only trying to help.
I found out, you can't help everyone.
Had to choose pictures of friends and identify them to prove I wasn't a computer.
Unfortunately, before site computer told me I was only allowed to friend people I actually knew, I had accumulated over fifty friends and only knew about ten of them. So it took me a couple of months to get the faces and names correct.
Then they took my commenting privileges away for fifteen days. Now I see why, if they have problems like this, described above.
I did manage to contact at least five friends and groups (and put it on my home page), with the link to the Okiciyap diary.
I spaced it out over a few days and only to those I thought were interested. I didn't want to get into any trouble. I need FB, although I'm going to be super careful over there!
Facebook is a good tool. It will never be DKos.