After some months of rest, i’ve decided to star again publishing of my Weekly RoundUp. Why?
That’s simple: i also started a process of Social Media Detox, that involve deactivation of my Social Network accounts. Without them, i don’t have any way to share with my followers interesting links that i’ve read in the week.
So let’s start: there are a lot of news!Continue…
Right after new year’s, I’ve decided to start a process of “social media detox”: one of my 2019 goals is to find more time left to read, study and watch movies.Continue…
Some thought about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook privacy settings.
The campaign spreads the Nemucod downloader
If you receive any Facebook Message with an .SVG image file, just avoid clicking it: a malicious campaign is spreading a ransomware downloader (Nemucod) among Facebook users by taking advantage of innocent-looking SVG image file to infect computers.
On his blog, Blazen writes:
Earlier today, a friend of mine notified me of something strange going on with his Facebook account; a message containing only an image (an .svg file in reality) had been sent automatically, effectively bypassing Facebook’s file extension filter
Why SVG file?
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.
In fact, the content of the ‘photo’ (here the analysis of a sample) is the following:
If the victim installs the Chrome extension, the attack is spread further via Facebook Messenger to all user contacts.
I opened the link and installed the extension, how can I fix it?
from Bart Blazen’s post:
Remove the malicious extension from your browser immediately:
Additionally, run a scan with your antivirus and change your Facebook password afterwards.
Notify your friends you sent a malicious file, or in the other case, let your friend know he/she is infected. If you keep receiving the same message from your friend, you may want to temporarily block their messages.