Facebook said it is well on the way to cleaning up a noxious slurry of porn and pictures of dead animals left by a spam campaign that targeted users' walls this week. The attack - which resulted in punters being greeted by an avalanche of photoshopped pornographic images of Justin Bieber - involved tricking users into pasting …
What kind of a moron can be tricked into pasting code into their address bar? I'd have thought most people stupid enough to do something like that haven't heard of cut + paste and would probably be scared by that complicated code stuff.
And how the hell does a dodgy shopping site make money from people being tricked into posting fake celeb porn on Facebook?
Whole thing smells fishy to me.
I thought that at first, but actually it's not so strange. It's fairly common to see someone post something and say "You may have to copy and paste this link". Normally this is done to defeat anti-hotlinking measures. But obviously the average Facebook user isn't going to know the difference between an normal link and a piece of JS code. But it's not realistic to think most people can't copy and paste. This isn't 1999. Admittedly some of them probably thought they were real clever for being able to do do it.
As for your last point, I have not freaking idea. That doesn't make very much sense to me either. It's also worth noting that in the US, those pictures are legally considered child pornography, even though they are fake, because they ostensibly show an identifiable minor.
> We have also been putting those affected through educational checkpoints
I assume this is a euphemism involving a length of 2x4?
Alternately, people could just stop using Facebook.
pornographic images of Justin Bieber!
Pass the mind bleach.
i think posting Bierber-pr0n to facebook is hilarious. Where can I get this worm?
>"Where can I get this worm?"
What about Facebooks own smut?
You know, the paid advertising?
... I read ...
"Facebook winning against Justin Bieber onslaught"
I didn't see the smut word at first and had high hopes that bieber was being punished in some way by farcebook. This would be no bad thing, we have to start *somewhere* with justin, he's a crime against humanity, he should be tried in the Hague for cultivating and encouraging a world of morons with poor taste.
I also think it's time for an internet "drivers license". You can't go online unless you pass a few fundamental tests. It starts with a big throbbing red animated gif which says "press me for free bieber music and pictures of kittens and ponies" - if you press it, you fail and have to live as a hermit in the woods with cardboard cutout bieber figures for company. You'll also get regular visits from zuckerbuerg. He will jump out randomly from behind trees wearing an inexplicable series of ill-fitting hats and will then lecture you on social media and why he thinks your a dumb schmuck for using facebook.
Paris, because she's a little smut.
License'n'registration please... y'know you have a tail light out?
"I also think it's time for an internet 'drivers license'..."
Y'know, that idea's kinda funny and entertaining every time we read here about large numbers of 'Net users being revealed as idiots by the latest phish or other social engineering skankiness, but, seriously...? M'eh, I dunno. I keep flashing back about fifteen years, when some batshit New Jersey state assemblyman (as I recall) proposed the licensing of programmers.
Ha ha ha ha!
Hilarious, new keyboard needed - or a cloth
... I've not been exposed this horrendous and terrible onslaught which has affected so many people...
The photoshopped porn?
No, Justin Bieber!
Don't normally post in the comments but pasting JS code has been used by Facebookers to bypass pages which require you to like a page to see the content on it.
>"pasting JS code has been used by Facebookers to bypass pages which require you to like"
Jeezus. We're fucking DOOMED, man.
Nuclear detonation icon, because my brain just exploded.
Hey, hang on a second...
...y'mean, those Justin Bieber porn fotos were FAKE?
What a wonderful insight
into the collective intelligence of the Facebook community, or at least, the large portion that was duped by this.
I must admit though I may have used the link myself simply to satisfy my belief that Justin beiber is in fact a Thai Ladyboy
When I learned security ...
Security 101, really.
I don't think that totally applies in this situation.The user is intended to have full control over a web browser. You could make a case that almost no one directly pastes JS code into the address bar, and so allowing that does more harm than good. But where do you draw the line? The same code can also be saved in a bookmark (thus creating a "bookmarklet"), which is a legitimate feature used by many users (myself included).
but they failed
on combatting Justin Bieber as a person.
Yeah laugh it up Smug-Boy!
You're obviously not one of the poor saps who has to clean up any mess from this type of shit and then re-educate users, via wood to skull, that copy'n'paste is not always the wonder feature they think it is!
I thought I heard someplace that beiber was Canada's revenge on the US for Miley Cyrus
your face, my butt
If you need to be over 13 to use facebook,
surely no one using facebook will know who Justin Beiber is?
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