Osama bin Laden dead protect yourself

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  1. siljaline

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    Virtually any event is being exploited and it's nothing new.
     
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    Yes, I ran across an infected link last night when doing an image search on Usama Bin Laden dead. It was one of those pop ups that says your computer is at risk, and it said something else that I don't remember lol I just kinda laughed, and terminated the window through task manager. I could have executed it, and i'm sure it would have not gotten past my security setup. I was running NOD 32, OA Premium, and Appguard set at high while in Shadow Mode.
     
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    I've tended to stick to the BBC, Yahoo! & Reuters to read about Bin Laden's involuntary retirement by US special forces. If I was going to surf a bit for info I would probably use SeaMonkey/Firefox with NoScript. I'm fairly sure NS used well can prevent clickjackers.
     
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    There's always a catch, isn't there?
     
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    LOL! Yeah, I'm still a bit of a learner driver with NS myself.
     
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    Merged Threads to Continue Same Topic!
     
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    I also stick to BBC and CNN for that. The recent Japan earthquake was also exploited (especially donations).
     
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    Bin Laden video scam goes viral on Facebook

    May 3, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    San Francisco - Former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has suffered the ultimate online ignominy. He was the subject Tuesday of a viral Facebook scam, in which users of the ubiquitous social networking site were urged to click on a link purportedly showing a video of his shooting, but which instead opened a gate to potential malware attacks.

    The fast-spreading scam appears on users' Facebook page with the title 'Osama EXECUTION video' and asks users to copy and paste a link into their web browsers.

    The link automatically replicates itself to all the user's contacts. According to security experts on technology website ZDNet, the website targeted by the link does not contain any malware, but authors of the scam could change that.

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/n...p/Bin-Laden-video-scam-goes-viral-on-Facebook
     
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    I'd find that suspicious straight away.
     
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    Since Obama has now announced that photos will not be released, hopefully we'll see the end of this scam quickly.
     
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    Nope, no catch at all.
    NoScript prevents any kind of Clickjacking attempt out of the box, even if you decide to allow scripts globally (i.e. if you use it "not well").

    The only way for NoScript not to protect against Clickjacking is disabling ClearClick explicitly, which is something you can't do accidentally (in other words, only power users may intentionally give up this protection, maybe for testing purposes).
     
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    That's good to know.
     
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