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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:30 am    Post subject: The Facebook Dishonesty Box Reply with quote

The irony of this is really almost too much...

http://www.scmagazineuk.com/New-Facebook-malware-promises-to-reveal-identities-in-a-users-Honesty-Box/article/157102/

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However Christopher Boyd, director of research at FaceTime security labs claimed that a group of individuals are spamming a fake program to the walls of unsuspecting Facebook users, which promises to reveal who left them messages in their Honesty Box.


#1: w00t!! @ pg. Very Happy

#2: So since this "Honesty Box" is supposed to allow "users to send and receive Ďanonymous messages and discover what people really think of you' ", the first and best way to exploit it is to promise to strip away that anonymity - knowing that human nature will snap at such bait like a starving bigmouth bass. This is the ULTIMATE troll.

Maybe I've just seen too much of the downside of humanity lately, but referring to Facebook users who fall for this and further feed the beast as "unsuspecting" is kinder than I am feeling at the moment.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is always why as a reminder to NEVER use apps on facebook or myspace. It will keep your computers soo much cleaner...
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