A Facebook game with more than 9 million users has been caught serving ads that try to trick viewers into installing malware. Hundreds of users of Farm Town have reported seeing the ads, which falsely claim the user's PC is infected and can only be fixed by buying and running the anti-virus software being advertised, according …
Adverts? What adverts?
Firefox and ABP works for me.
Paris, 'cos she's had her fair share of unauthorised access.
Posting that sort of thing is as lame as posting this in a sniggering tone:
> Viruses? What Viruses?
> I run [insert obscure linux distro]. Works for me.
ABP & FF
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I seriously thought in the age of Bluray we would get past that broken record...
I've got one better...
Also known as "I'll take 'color me unsurprised' for $500, Alex"- This story does not surprise me in he least. I don't bother with the games and amusements on facebook.
or facebook itself all the much, for that matter.
(Full disclosure: I have a facebook account. I don't recall the last time I actually did anything with it.)
Why serve tainted ads up willy nilly
With behavioural advertising, you could just catch the suckers.
and some good user scripts sorts this (plus all the usual FF protections)
PS "Farm Town developer SlashKey warned users to ignore the ads but failed to suspend third-party adverts"
and do you REALLY think that the developers give a flying f**k about this? robbing sc*m bags the lots of 'em
These guys certainly know their likely clientèle.
Well whaddya know
Facebook, as much as I despise the rank stupidity that it exhales, just might turn out to be useful after all.
As an experience in managing large hordes of idiots continuously assaulted by large hordes of malfeasants, that is.
I look forward to more accounts of how Facebook gets hacked in various ways, what solutions are found and how many people that obnoxious 'bitch' kid manages to piss off in the process.