Who's posting links to malware/viruses from my facebook account? How do I make them/it stop?
March 15, 2009 10:37 AM Subscribe
Facebook-filter: Somehow two links have been posted to my facebook page, NOT by me, which directly people to a website to "Vote for my modeling pic please :) http://theimageparlour.com/images/?&uploaded=58291H560.jpg" or similar ... that pages contains malware or virus. How is this getting posted? How can I stop it?
posted by unclezeb to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The first link was posted yesterday, I changed my password and limited some permissions (including "links" requiring that application to "Prompt me" before posting to my wall). It happened again today with a new link which stated:
Vote for my modeling pic please :) http://theimageparlour.com/images/?&uploaded=58291H560.jpg
Today I limited permissions on all my applications and deleted most of the non-standard applications (i.e., Causes, rate beer, etc) and limited the standard applications (Photos, events, links) to "Prompt me" before posting anything.
I get nothing when searching for the specific file name referenced in the link nor when searching for the website it's "uploaded" to ... though that site does seem to offer file uploads.
Any ideas what else I can/should do? Is this a more common scheme that occurs on facebook? Thanks social-networking-privacy-protecting-stranger-helping-mefites!