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Author Topic: 'FaceBot' PoC Demonstrates Vulnerability of Facebook Apps  (Read 2995 times)

Ehtyar

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'FaceBot' PoC Demonstrates Vulnerability of Facebook Apps
« on: September 05, 2008, 05:23:58 PM »
A new Proof-of-Concept Facebook app is capable of recruiting visitors into a botnet.

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A team of researchers has written a Facebook application for the social network that easily turned victims’ machines into bots able to wage distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDOS), as well as other malicious hacks.

The proof-of-concept Facebot application posed as Photo of the Day, a tool that displayed a different photo each day from National Geographic on users’ Facebook pages. But aside from serving up a photo, it was also serving up malware that recruited the victim’s machine into a botnet. The researchers -- mostly from the Institute of Computer Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas in Greece -- will present their findings at the upcoming Information Security Conference in Taiwan.

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Re: 'FaceBot' PoC Demonstrates Vulnerability of Facebook Apps
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 05:28:42 PM »
Well, wasn't Facebook all about a social network? :D

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Re: 'FaceBot' PoC Demonstrates Vulnerability of Facebook Apps
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 05:40:43 PM »
Well, wasn't Facebook all about a social network? :D
LMAO!

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Re: 'FaceBot' PoC Demonstrates Vulnerability of Facebook Apps
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 09:15:36 AM »
Well done to them !
Their work is also posted in ZDnet ...
I checked out the app
The link is: http://www.new.faceb...on.php?id=8752912084
I nice photo is presented to you ...

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Re: 'FaceBot' PoC Demonstrates Vulnerability of Facebook Apps
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 01:11:33 AM »
All the more reason to ban social network sites from my computer.