Okay, chaos is a bit strong. Still the worm is gaining strength. How do you sop it? Simple – don’t engage it.
Facebook infested with new worm; More proof site is insecure?
Facebook is littered with a worm, seemingly the same one under different names, created by randomly generated developers, which is spreading links all over the site.
Applications like S22BZ5 created by randomly assigned pseudonym ‘Jackson Lasseter’ has nearly 300 people under the grips of the worm. Others, such as replicated application B5DA8G, 9IHJ35 and AU0ZVE have just under 1,000 people inadvertently spreading the worm.
Just in the last 24 hours, I have seen my own friends’ list infiltrated by these worm applications which set status messages via the application without the knowledge of the profile owner, through a shortened link service with an infected GIF file.