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The newsfeeds of numerous Facebook users have become flooded with filth – specifically violent and pornographic images – as the result of an attack against the social network over the last day or so. Objectionable content such as photoshopped images of celebrities such as Justin Bieber in sexual situations, violent pictures and …

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Unhappy

Erm. Where's *my* filth then?

Typical. No filth for me.

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Anonymous Coward

Reason to go back to Facebook?

Been using Google+ and it's superb, but all this porn might make me log back into FackFuck again.

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Joke

And the difference is . . .?

Is this outpouring so different from the aesthetic quality of the typical Facebook page anyway? Is there really a reason to complain?

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Unhappy

I saw some of this, allegedly posted fy a friend. He had signed up for nothing on FB, had granted no apps access to his account.

I reckon something in a browser is accessing the fog of cookies farcebuk leaves around.

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Facepalm

PEBKAC

This is just another instance of users clicking on unfamiliar links without thinking twice about it. No further access has to be granted to any application, or any service signed up for.

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Apparently it's an issue of users pasting js code in the browser address bar, which is worse yet.

http://tinyurl.com/c6bof6m

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FAIL

What happened to the wonderful real-time content checking?

Like it says - what happened? Whilst you can't legislate for the stupidity of Facebook users, surely the security vendor has to answer a question or two about the "real-time" content engine.......

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Trollface

Justin Bieber in sexual situations and depictions of an abused dog

Hopefully not in the same picture.

ewww

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Coat

Or are they the same picture just described in two ways...?

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Just a typo

"Objectionable content such as photoshopped images of celebrities such as Justin Bieber in sexual situations"

Should read "Objectionable content such as images of Justin Bieber"

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Users pasted links into the browser address bar...

...of an out of date browser.

The malware then installed itself when the browser visited the dodgy page, and once the user was logged into facebook the posting begins. This is the initial vector of transmission anyway. Details are hard to come by on this one. Lot of noise though.

If this had not used shocking images, would facebook have reacted so quickly? They are still relying on end users to flag content, but one article I read the end users were so busy commenting.

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