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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friendly Reminder - Take Precaution

Huh.. siap satu kerja kritikal yang membuatkan saya berpinar mata. Check email, dan dapat satu **sepucuk email dari ayah. Emailnya berbunyi begini.........


(Kita speaking London sikit ye di petang hari yang hening ini.. Kalau tak berapa faham, sila rujuk kamus ye sayang)


As Facebook gains popularity, more and more of us will be jumping onto the bandwagon and register ourselves so that we can join in the fun. Many of us will post bits of information of ourselves such as photos, contact details, birth dates and email addresses on Facebook so that our friends can get to know more about us. This is all harmless fun but do you know that Facebook is beginning to be a major point of attack for social engineers and hackers?


I am not asking you to remove yourself from Facebook, but if you really need to have a Facebook account, please be aware of the information below and protect yourself from being the next victim.

1. Facebook supports encryption only for its transmission of authentication details but the session cookies are not encrypted. As a result of this, people with basic knowledge of network with the help of some downloadable tools from the Internet can hijack your Facebook sessions and can use it to impersonate you. They can also attempt to gain control of your account if there are information that are deemed important to them. They can and will change your password.


How to helpyourself – Facebook supports HTTPS. Change your bookmark to ensure that you are logged into Facebook using HTTPS. For added security if you are really paranoid, you can logout of each session after you have finished with them. The following is what social engineers and ID thieves can do with your personal information


2. There are more and more malware being distributed via Facebook. It will attempt to disguise itself as an innocent Facebook application and or even survey or photos. The malware will be installed when you click on the presented links. Although Facebook is constantly removing such applications, there may be more than they can go after. Please make sure you click only the links that you can trust. Links from friends that you can trust may turn out to be a malware too. There are links that are supposed to be showing some drastic news or drastic pictures which you may or may not have seen are not to be treated lightly.


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Oh...


Sejak beberapa bulan yang lalu, hanya kaum keluarga dan sahabat terdekat @ terpilih sahaja yang boleh akses wall FB saya. Dan saya memang tak include segala detail peribadi pasal saya melainkan link ke akaun cik abang. Rasanya, lepas ni kena buang kot cik abang dari link itu. Well... well... well.. Buang kat wall je pun kan.. Demi keselamatan!


Mula-mula seronok bila jumpa kawan-kawan lama yang berpuluh tahun tak jumpa. Tapi, lama-lama macam, "Huuuuuuuuuuhh.. kehidupan peribadiku telah diceroboh".. Hahahah.. Padahal sendiri punya salah sebab bermulut **berjari tempayan.

2 comments:

Joy said...

sama la..skrg selective skit. tp thanks to fb la..if not sampai bila2 tak tau I ditipu....hehehehe

Sidratul Muntaha said...

samalah
aku disable wall dah..
game pun stik yg itu jer..
tu pun kdg main kdg tak!
ahahahaha