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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bom Sabado

A Virus is spreading across orkut with "Bom Sabado!". - So do not login to ORKUT now...


Already Google team are workign on it.
Currently what u should do is

If you are amongst the few who still give a damn about Orkut, you might have noticed something fishy going on over the past few hours. A large number of users are randomly flooding their friend’s scrapbooks (Orkut’s equivalent of Facebook Wall) with the following message:

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the “Bom Sabado!” messages are automatically generated by a script. However, it is not clear if this is simply a script exploiting vulnerability in Orkut, or have the accounts sending the automated scraps been compromised.
If you are amongst those affected, it’s highly recommended that you follow the steps highlighted below:
  • Switch to the “older version” of Orkut. find below
  • Log out of Orkut.
  • Clean your browser’s cache and cookies.
  • Log in and change your password and security question.
If you haven’t been affected yet, it is strongly advised that you avoid Orkut until the issue has been resolved. I managed to trigger the same exploit while researching this article. Recently other high profile websites like Twitter and YouTube also fell victim to XSS attacks.


You can activate or deactivate this from your settings http://www.orkut.co.in/GeneralSettings.aspx
orkut1 (Click to see larger picture).


Solutions:-
Follow these steps: 1. Immediately change your password and security question{ including secondary email and mobile number if they also got changed.) This will solve the problem.
2. Find out whether some communities has been joined automatically. if yeah, do remove them.
3. If your account has been completely hacked, see here:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/orkut/thread?tid=39fa418ed1162078&hl=en

1 comment:

  1. Very useful friend..
    just now i was seeing a scrap from my friend named "bom sebado"
    i tried to reply him.

    ReplyDelete

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