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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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‘Dislike’ Button in Facebook Alarms Security

Written on May 18, 2011 by R. Depp

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Facebook’s popularity attracts spammers of all sorts and the latest scam is the dislike button.

Sophos, an online security firm posted a warning on Monday about the scam that asks Facebook users to enable the ‘new feature’.

By clicking the link, the user will be redirected to a page which asks the user to copy and paste Javascript code into the address bar, activating the malicious code.

The dislike button has been used many times by scammers but this latest incident is seemingly more complicated. Facebook’s new security tools probably limited the scam’s effects on the users.

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New Photoshop App Scam Lures Over 600,000 Facebook Users

Written on April 04, 2011 by R. Depp

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A new scam is currently victimizing thousands of Facebook users.

Users have been receiving the said message from friends, including a link that asks to be clicked so the unknowing victims could “View” the photos. Once clicked, the user is brought to an application window, asking access to Facebook account information like the user’s name, gender, photo, network, lists of friends, as well as access to Facebook Chat.

The users who click “Allow” are then taken to a site showcasing Photoshopped images of people’s faces on animals’ bodies, while the newly installed app does its job of spamming the user’s Facebook friends via Chat.

According to reports by M86 Security Labs, 88,000 people per hour have clicked on these links and that as of 5 a.m. today, an estimate of over 600,000 has fallen victim to this viral threat.

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Don’t Fall for the ‘OMG’ Facebook Scam

Written on November 30, 2010 by R. Depp

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A Facebook app claims it can provide information of who views a user’s profile. Resist the temptation of clicking this link or you are next in line to be the victim of this latest Facebook scam.

Another Facebook scam is at large and reported to be affecting thousand of users. The scam is posted on Walls and read:  “OMG OMG OMG… I cant believe this actually works! Now you really can see who viewed your profile!” Once a users fall for the trick, the victim will be redirected to a different page which will ask for access on the user’s Facebook pages. Upon permission of the user, the scam will spam other Facebook users and not provide the information of who viewed the user’s profile.

The scheme behind this Facebook scam is easy: people are persuaded to try a feature that is not currently on Facebook which will eventually spam thousands more of users. The latest Facebook scam was reported to already affected 60,000 users.

Next time, be careful with links inviting users for upgrades and other services. To repair the damage made by this scam, user can go to Facebook Privacy Settings menu and disable active applications.

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‘Change Facebook Background’ Scam Spreads on Facebook

Written on November 11, 2010 by R. Depp

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Better be cautious with links inviting your to change your Facebook background. Hackers made another attempt to trick people and its becoming viral on Facebook today.

Don’t be lured to click an invitation which says “Change Your Facebook Background Here!” on Facebook. These are status updates made by hackers which takes victims to another website outside of Facebook and ask for confidential information. These hackers already penetrated some high-profile Facebook pages like Google, the Daily Show, Team Coco and Coca-Cola.

Initially, the blame was pointed to Facebook app Sendible. However, its developer said that the real problem can be traced on Facebook itself. The social network already provided remedy for this problem but the malicious links still appears every now and then.

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Justin Bieber will Never Hit a Girl, It’s Just a Facebook Scam

Written on November 07, 2010 by R. Depp

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Did Justin Bieber really punched a girl? Better think twice before clicking the link because it is just another bogus app polluting Facebook walls.

Bieber Fever is not yet over. Even Facebook is not spared with this virus. Recently, there was a link that promises to show young singer Justin Bieber smacking a girl. Who could not resist such sight?

This malware is passed around as a wall post that says:  “OH MY GOD!…Justin BIEBER Hits Girl For NO Reason! OMG! This Is So Badd!” Clicking the link will lead you to different sites which will ask for your email. If you are too gullible to believe this trick, the app will repost the link on your wall ands starts messaging people on your friend’s list.

In case you already fell for this trick, you can remove it by going to the Applications and Websites page (under Privacy Settings). You can also begin sending notes of apologies to your friends for your fondness with Justin Bieber.

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