My Facebook pics appeared on a Web Advert

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  1. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

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    Yes that is very scary. When you see your Profile Pics being used for stupid Advert.

    However my pc are not infected. ( At least according to my knowledge )
    I am wonder how did they get my pic in the first place?

    By Checking your Facebook cookies for username? and then Reading the Profile pic from Facebook search?
     
  2. kC_

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    your pictures belong to facebook, they can do whatever they like with them.:eek:
     
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    The most disgusting behaviour by any social network site in my knowledge. I wish to hang them.
     
  4. Keyboard_Commando

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    Well I doubt Facebook did this purposely to spook you. Might be just some random them using a profile in advertising and you caught them at the very moment ... definitely weird and makes you wonder, though. You just have to remember that Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, are social engineering soft targets, right now. If anything does seem out of the ordinary, it probably is, and just ignore. Don't respond.

    I wouldn't use any of those I mentioned unless my browser and computer was rock solid. You're running a computer security assault course everytime.
     
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    Actually it's part of their service. It's enabled by default. You need to disable it. I wil post a link later.
     
  6. iwod

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    I want to emphasis that the advert is not from inside facebook, it was some random website having my profile on it.

    I manage to do a Scan with AntiVir and found nothing. However Norton 2010 found many Trojan Vundo, i dont know if that is anything to do with it.
     
  7. Keyboard_Commando

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    Are you sure that is a proper Norton product from the website? I'd be surprised if Avira missed Vundo, I mean I know theyre prolific virus updates (vundo) but it would seem strange Avira missed them in the first place.
     
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    i am also very surprised too. Dont know how it happen. Avira never detected it in the first place.
     
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    is avira your real time av or norton...?
     
  10. iwod

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    Avira. It has always been. But i never notice it. When i saw my facebook pics i immediately thought of Trojan or Keyloggers. So i downloaded Norton without realizing i had Avira installed.
     
  11. kasperking

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    i would still recommend a scan with mbam and superantispyware
     
  12. btman

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    I'm not sure.. But even if someone else who's taken a photo of you got infected... The photo is still on their computer and then the ad could have still taken and used it.
     
  13. BrendanK.

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    Facebook own you. As soon as you upload a picture of yourself, it is theirs, and if you choose to delete your photo, they are still allowed to keep it. That's what you agree to when signing up :)

    ...Yes, I still use Facebook :p
     
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    If you ran another AV (in this case, Norton) without having completely removed Avira (or any other resident AV) the scan report is pretty much worthless.
    Check your privacy settings on Facebook. Is it possible you are sharing your profile with the world?
    It is also quite possible to access someones photos through a "friends' " profile, or a friend of a friend.
    Example: A friend of a friend, tags the friend in a picture. The sub album that picture is in then viewable by "friends of the friend".
    Ideally, it should not be, but it is. Just something to be aware of.
    Yes, I use Facebook. The privacy settings have to be nailed down. And i think that not many users bother with reading the full privacy agreement.
     
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    See, that's why I can't bring myself to join Facebook.
    You upload your photo and they basically own it.
     
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    What utter nonsense, not removing a previous product IN NO WAY adversely affects detection of threats.
     
  19. Keyboard_Commando

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    The saga continues ...

    And now ...

    "Facebook hits back at viral rumours over use of member's photos"

    ^^ source
     
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