Here is another spam application on facebook with an application title “Barack Obama Exposed” that automatically spams your friends’ walls once you give it the necessary permission.
This is not the first one and I am sure this is certainly the last one but we can still ensure that less people are victimized if there are a lot of people who report it to the administrators of facebook.
The link to the application page is (not the actual application link) http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=112404692117011
Make sure that you DO NOT allow the application access and please share this post to your friends to make them aware.
Here is a screenshot of what the application will post to your friends’s wall
Please do your part and report this application to Facebook and spread news about it.
Let’s keep facebook free from these kind of applications.
I just became aware that these video links tried to spread the koobface virus. Here is an except from a post from cnet news:
Uncovered by ESET researchers in Latin America, this latest Koobface campaign is sending Facebook users messages with a link that claims to direct them to videos of sexual encounters. The link included in the e-mails tells the user to download a video codec to view the X-rated content. But instead of delivering the goods, the link calls up a download that launches the Koobface malware, thus infecting its intended victim.
And like most malware, by infecting one computer, the worm then triggers the malicious message to all of the contacts of that PC’s owner.
The creators of Koobface have even added a twist to thwart security experts trying to combat the worm. The dangerous download occurs only the first time someone clicks on the link. Subsequent efforts bring up a “Page not found” error. This type of attack makes it more difficult for researchers to analyze different versions of the malicious code, according to ESET.