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Thread: Warning: "Distracting Beach Babes" malware on Facebook

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    Exclamation Warning: "Distracting Beach Babes" malware on Facebook

    Facebook is in the news again!

    For the second Saturday in a row Facebook users have had to deal with Facebook malware in the form of what looks like sexy videos but are in fact malicious apps.

    Just like in the previous malware attack, what happens if you click on the link is that you'll be taken to an application installation screen that requests access to your profile and access post on your wall.

    This allows the application to send its message to your friends and post it on their walls. Once the user clicks Allow a page is displayed asking them to update their FLV Player which prompts the download of the malicious file.

    How to remove the malicious application

    If you have installed the application but did not install the fake video player, we advise you to remove the application from your application settings. You do this by clicking on "Account -> Application Settings" in the top-right corner of your Facebook page. You will now see a list of all applications that can access your Facebook profile. Find the one that you just installed, in this case it's "Video wave". Just click on the X to remove it and click on "Remove" when asked. Just be careful not to remove applications that you would like to keep as there is no way to undo the removal except to reinstall it. If you also installed the fake video player make sure you scan your PC with an up-to-date antivirus software.

    Warning for "Distracting Beach Babes" on Facebook - Security Labs

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    i too affected by this scam yesterday...then,i removed this video wave thing...when we allow,it the "beach baby" video link appears only in some of the friends wall..not all friends...i yesterday report this to fb admins..
    fb is really unsecure..even,norton safe web fb application did not detect this as a malware link...

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    It won't take much for me to abandon Facebook. I'm getting bored with it anyway.

    -Max :-)

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