A recently unearthed potential Facebook security vulnerability can turn out to be a boon for stalkers or social engineers trying to get their friendship request accepted by a target and use that access to wreak damage or gather crucial information.
Creating a Facebook page, making it popular and followed by many by using a number of approaches, then finally selling it to the highest bidder that’s interested in spamming the willing followers is the usual operating mode and the final goal of Facebook scammers.
Not ones to miss an opportunity, malware peddlers are piggybacking on the fact that Facebook is blocking the accounts of certain users and demanding they change their passwords in the wake of the Adobe breach, and have begun sending out malicious password request emails.
The recent Guinness-world-record-sized breach at Adobe is poised to cause many problems for the users whose login information was compromised.
Dubbed The Internet Bug Bounty, it is sponsored by the two Internet giants and is aimed at anyone who discovers vulnerabilities in a series of open source programming languages, web apps, software, app frameworks, HTTP servers, as well as the OpenSSL implementation, Chrome, IE, Adobe Reader and Flash sandboxes, and the “Internet” in general.
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