Cry from Laughter after watching this baby – Facebook Trojan

Well, it seems we have a new wave of Facebook Trojans loose on the internet. The one that I researched while writing this post, links to a cast.cc web site that is actually a phishing scheme that presents a FAKE Facebook login screen.  If you provide your Email and Password, it starts spamming your friends on Facebook with links to it. It appears that it also does the more typical thing and installs a Facebook application for you that will spam your friends with links to it (and sometimes other links).

If you fell for this (or a similar scam), the first thing to do is to change your Facebook password and then go to “Account / Privacy Settings / Applications and Websites / Applications You Use / Edit Settings” and remove everything you don’t recognize (watch the video below for step by step instructions on how to remove unwanted Facebook apps)!

I’ve also seen some posts that suggest that at least some of these links attempt to install the Koobface Virus, however I can’t confirm this.  The article I linked to implies that this virus is virulent across Windows, OS X and Linux.

If you are on Windows, it’s highly recommended that you have a good virus checker installed and current.  I personally recommend AVG Free, which (as the name implies) is free and quite good.

BTW, if you use FirefoxChrome and / or Open DNS (Family Shield is free and awesome), you will be presented a warning page for this site that tells you it’s a phishing site BEFORE you get the login page.

Sophos has a good video on how to remove applications (like “Stop Txting Lk Ths”, “NFee”, etc.) that you have already set up (if you aren’t already a fan of Sophos, I would recommend doing it as they tend to notify you of Facebook scams pretty quickly and give good general security advice).  Here’s their video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or-qR0Y300w

Oh, and in case you didn’t know, Facebook has stated clearly, that Facebook Profile Trackers DO NOT Exist!  If you installed one, you need to follow the suggestions in this article to remove the scam application that was installed.

Facebook post:  Funniest baby a live you must watch !!!   Cry from Laughter after watching this baby.  See all the funniest videos on the net in one place!!!  My gosh you have to see this baby its the funniest thing every!!!  Baby sitting on the toilet reading a newspaper. This American GUY must be Stoned to Death for doing this to a GIRL. 10 things every GIRL wants in a MAN! This Teen Killed Herself After her Dad Posted This On Her Facebook! OMG this father crashed and died after THIS message from is daughter on his blackberry! See Who Is Viewing Your Profile!

Buzz Cason at Thirst N’ Howl

For those of you who don’t know who Buzz Cason is, he’s a singer / songwriter that has written songs (like “Everlasting Love”) for a bunch of groups you have probably heard of  (The Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Mel Tillis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Martina McBride and Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan and Brenda Lee).

Buzz will be playing Saturday 11/13 at Thirst N’ Howl (14710 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR) .  This is an “all ages” show with no cover charge.  I would get there early and eat dinner if you want a seat, this place is pretty small and tends to fill up early.  🙂

Have fun!

Buzz Cason’s Home Page

Buzz Carson’s ReverbNation Page

Thirst N’ Howl’s Home Page

Thirst N’ Howl’s Google Places

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Don’t Give Up Your Dreams

Every teen needs to understand that prescription and over the counter drugs are not experimental or recreational!  This is a video created by a father about his son.   Albert was a great guy and friend to my son.   We will always miss him!

I hope everyone will share this video with others.   Gary wants people to keep Oct. 30 in mind.  He’s working on a Fall Back/Take Back campaign and hopes to get a million pills off the street that date.  I think that is an awesome goal!  If even one other father doesn’t have to go through what this father and group of friends did, the video will have been a success!  Thanks for sharing this with us Gary!

Here is a link to a story about Albert by Chanel 11.
Here is a longer article about “Prescription drugs find place in teen culture” from USA Today.

Ubuntu Dynamic DNS Update for OpenDNS

Let me start by saying that I’m a firm believer in both Ubuntu and OpenDNS.  The problem I had was getting OpenDNS setup to correctly identify the IP address assigned by my ISP.   I have a WiFi router that doesn’t automatically update OpenDNS, so I needed a way to keep OpenDNS updated when my IP address changes.   Keep in mind that in a configuration like this (pretty common) my computer’s IP address is NOT the IP address that OpenDNS needs to identify my computer so scripts running on the computer can’t easily identify the routers external address.  Continue reading Ubuntu Dynamic DNS Update for OpenDNS

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