Posted by TechGeek on May 31, 2012
Everyone has a history and so did Facebook? Imagine if Facebook had existed during the Big Bang, Ancient Rome, World War II and the rest of Earth’s major historical events. I came across interesting humor site with a page which describes Facebook history starting from the creation of life and looks to be amazingly concise and accurate, too. It was well written and hats off to imagination and creator of the author who documented this. Some parts of the history made me laugh.
Some funny status when earth created:
The history covers all the era described as below:
- Big Bang
- Formation of Life
- Early Civilization
- Ancient Egypt
- Alexander the Great
- The Roman Empire
- The Middle Ages
- The Crusades
- Hundred Years’ War
- The New World
- Protestant Reformation
- Elizabethan Era
- 30 Years’ War
- English Civil War
- American Revolution
- French Revolution
- Opium Wars
- American Civil War
- Great Depression
Stock market on Facebook@2008:
The complete history can be read at http://www.collegehumor.com/facebook-history. Do read it and enjoy the humor.
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Posted by TechGeek on November 13, 2011
And new Facebook scams continue to spread with different messages. This time it is related to Justin Bieber doing Drugs video. We have again seen rise in such scams which popularly targets brand names like Twitter or famous celebrity like Justin Bieber. Scammers host a fake message on malicious servers and then ask victim to complete few surveys in order to see those fake videos. Here is wall post of affected friend,When victim clicks on the above link to see the video, he/she will be taken to the fake website which hosts this video. Here is the page looks like, The malicious link in the wall post was shortened which reveals to “hxxp://lolvid1.co.nu/”.After you click on Watch Now link, you will again taken to the new page which display YouTube like video in the background with comments. It will immediately display survey window. In order to see the video, you will have to complete surveys which will give money to scammers. Here is how it looks,
The URL is still live and so the scam. It is sad to see that despite of all warnings from different websites about these scams, people are still falling victim to such scams.
Don’t click on such links. Spread this with your friends and family.
Posted in Facebook | Tagged: Drugs video, Facebook, Fake, Justin Bieber, money, scam, Scammers, survey | Leave a Comment »
Posted by TechGeek on November 11, 2011
We are observing a lot of fake pages being created on Facebook by attackers. The idea is to create fake pages and then verifying user by following some manual steps in order to reveal the secret video behind it. The manual steps does not reveal secret video rather it will spread the page with different messages like “WOW Check this out it is cool”, “OMG have you seen this??” or “Check this out.. It is awesome!” on your friend’s wall post. Here is how message spreads,
The above victim has posted messages to his all friends. Once you click on the link, you will be taken to Facebook page which looks like,
The page post a message like “warning only 18+ verify your age by following easy steps”. This has been done intentionally by the attacker in order to do his/her malicious activity behind. Once you click on continue button, it displays another animation with some instructions to follow. Here is how they look,
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Posted by TechGeek on October 24, 2011
Facebook a popular social networking site offers a variety of security features to protect your account from hackers or attackers. They introduced multiple options for security and privacy of Facebook users. One of the important and best security features is their “One-Time Passwords”. This article will shortly explain why this feature is required and how it should be used. In order to use this security feature, you will need to add you mobile number in your account.
One-Time Passwords are temporary passwords created and can be used only once to access the Facebook account. Rather than using your standard Facebook password, Facebook can send you a one-time password on your mobile. It is safer to use one-time passwords if you are accessing your Facebook account from public or unsecured places like cyber café or airports.
Currently, this feature is only applicable to U.S. To get password, text “otp” to 32665 on your mobile phone and you will receive a password that expires in 20 minutes. This password can be only used once to access the account. There is no risk of stealing password, as this password automatically expires in 20 minutes.
This security feature definitely provides a secure way to access your account using mobile phones as Facebook will text you a one-time password on your mobile which will be with you every time.
Posted in Facebook, Information | Tagged: Advanced Security, Facebook, Features, Mobile password, One-Time Passwords, Security, Text | Leave a Comment »