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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Over 110k Facebook Users Infected By Porn - Disguised Trojan : Facebook Blocks 5th Estate Newsfeed

Facebook blocks access to The 5th Estate newsfeed following ECB complaints about reports on Greece; CNN files complaint over exposure of their MSM frauds and hacks - story to follow: Facebook now adopts Twitter example of flooding individual accounts with "targeted ads," stealing intellectual property of account holders  

RT
08/03/2015

More than 110,000 Facebook users accidentally installed malicious software over a recent two-day period, a security researcher says, allowing their computers to become infected with a dangerous porn-disguised Trojan that lets hackers take control.


According to awarningsent out to the Full Disclosure mailing list last Thursday by the researcher, Mohammad Faghani, social networking users have been falling victim to the attack en masse by clicking on posts purported to contain pornographic material and then installing what appears to be an update to Flash Player, a popular Adobe-made piece of software used to view video footage within web browsers.


“The Trojan tags the infected user's friends in an enticing post,” Faghani wrote. “Upon opening the post, the user will get a preview of a porn video which eventually stops,” he added. 

A prompt is then displayed, intended to persuade the target to install a phony Flash upgrade.


Facebook blocks and freezes access to The 5th Estate newsfeed following complaints from the ECC, CNN and ABC AU for our reporting the news, and will not delete accounts as demanded by owners despite having security access codes they are rejecting - the very same codes and passwords on record, verify ownership and have been in use

Once a computer is infected, the researcher warned, a hacker is able to hijack the target’s keyboard and mouse, effectively allowing an attacker to surreptitiously see every click and stroke being executed, as well as the contents of the computers.

This “Magnet” technique, as Faghani calls it, had been able to quickly spread among Facebook users because it targets less than 20 people at a time with each compromised posting, which apparently initially allowed it to stay off the radar of the website’s own security team at first.




According to the email, sent Thursday, the Trojan had by that point already claimed more than 110,000 victims.

Facebook has since responded to news of the Magnet attack and told Threat Post that an effort was underway to purge the social media site of the dangerous postings.




“We use a number of automated systems to identify potentially harmful links and stop them from spreading,”a Facebook spokesperson told security news site Threatpost: “In this case, we’re aware of these malware varieties, which are typically hosted as browser extensions and distributed using links on social media sites. We are blocking links to these scams, offering cleanup options, and pursuing additional measures to ensure that people continue to have a safe experience on Facebook.”

Meanwhile, users of the actual Flash Player distributed legitimately by Adobe are being asked to watch out for another type of attack. 


It's O.K. to post violent garbage like this on Facebook, but if you are Independent Media and piss off the corporate MSM hacks and frauds - you are blocked if you refuse to remove content even when it meets user guidelines

The company said on Monday that it discovered a previously undisclosed security vulnerability within the current version of its Flash Player, and hackers are believed to be exploiting certain Windows, Mac and Linux machines running installs of Internet Explorer and Firefox.

According to Adobe, “successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” A patch is expected to be released this week, but a fix had not yet been made available on Monday.


Time to kick the Facebook habit - Zuckerberg is now getting even more filthy rich from planting ads on your account that you don't make a dime on, stealing your intellectual property to enrich himself 

Faghani writes on his personal website that he is finishing his PhD in computer science and considers his main area of study to be malware propagation through social networks.




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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-free fall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of World Trade Center (WTC) Building 7, portrayed in this 10:08 minute video.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1 : The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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