Saturday, September 25, 2010

Orkut hacked..."Bom Sabado" virus infecting orkut profiles.





first twitter , then facebook and today its orkut hacked.
All these social networking sites who claim that they are very secure have been hacked in past one week. Many are calling it the orkut virus.
This time orkut has been made the target with a profile scrap virus called "bom sabado"(means good saturday). Its spreading from profile to profile. It is a link and is automatically sending itself
from ones list to another and has infected thousands of profiles in India and Brazil.




>> Immidiately clear your browser cookie because its a cookie stealing virus so immideately clear your browser cookies.

>>Gone are the days when you have to click any link to get your account hacked. there are chances that even if you open your scrapbook then also your account can be hacked. So better keep away from orkut atleast till today(25.9.2010).

>>change your password if you have logged into orkut since yesterday(24.9.2010) because there are chances of somthing even worse to happen.

>> Unjoin any community that sends automatic scraps to your friends because this can help the virus to spread to other profiles in your friendlist too.

>>If you find your account hacked,dont panic , revert back to the older orkut layout and unjoin any brazilian community or multiple scrap sending community.

There are still no official reports from the orkut owner google. The code is a javascript that has a hidden iframe tag which is enabling it to steal the cokkie sessions.
Its highly recomended to not to open your orkut account until this script is disabled by orkut.
DARKLORD!!!

17 comments:

  1. big problem...gets to be fixed soon..

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  2. can you plz provide the code for this virus

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  3. it is a hidden iframe js script..i tried to retrive it through firebug (firefox plugin) but it cudnt show the hidden iframe.

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  4. what will nebody get by hacking facebook n orkut?

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  5. will dis js script harm....

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  6. it wont damage ur system but it will steal the cookies from ur browser.

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  7. Thanks Deepak,
    previously,I've notice about social media virus.

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  8. wait n watch....(more)
    hacker

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  9. Mr. hacker its not a joke hacking around...better be ready to face more security features...

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  10. Mr. Abhinav
    more security more fun .....*(*(
    hacker..

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  11. @hacker : thats obviously true..its fun securing but its even more fun hacking.... :)

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  12. mr. abhinav (neo)
    now u r taking like a real hacker n thats g8 :)
    hacker

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  13. to all those people who know different operating system to use its good for the linux ppl coz in linux browser as before executing scripts so better use linux for some time its safe im not recomending those who are using the windows but its always safe when u use linux coz it does what u want to until and unless a real master is trying to hack u but as far as bom sabado is concerned it is just another script so no worries for linux users i guess....

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  14. another thing when the bom sabado is stealing the cookies may be ppl who have knowledge may know that google facebook and yahoo as per their new security modules the info going out from a browser gets encrypted in such a way that it gets decrypted at the destination end as far best of my knowledge please correct me if im wrong

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  15. @faisal : you have made a valid point . the main reason as far as i think for this virus is that they wanted to know as many possible combinations of cookies as possible so that the hackers can understand the decryption pattern of the orkut. Once they can make out the decryption they can easily access anyone's account without knowing the password.

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