Posted by pratyushkp
The scam messages use potential victims’ first names, claiming that they have been tagged in the “Youtube” video.
Phrases used in the attack include:
YO [name] why are you tagged in this video
WTF!! [name] why are you tagged in this video
hey [name] i cant believe youre tagged in this video
hey [name] you look so stupid in this video
omg! [name] why are you tagged in this vid
OMG [name] why are you in this video
Each “video” has a random number of views and likes, but the length of the movie always appears to be 2:34. Eagle-eyed Facebook users might realise something is awry when they see that the links refer to “Youtube” rather than the rather more accurate “YouTube”.
You have to concede, it’s a cunning piece of social engineering by the bad guys. Wouldn’t you want to see a video that your Facebook friends say you have been tagged in?
If you’re a regular user of Facebook, make sure you join the Sophos page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security threats.
Source :- http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com
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Posted by pratyushkp
Starting Wednesday (although the feature does not appear to be live yet), users will be able to tag Pages for Brands & Products as well as People (more options coming soon) in their Facebook photos.
Tagged photos will appear in the Photos tab of a Page, rather than on that Page’s Wall, and anyone can tag a Page — even if a user hasn’t “Liked” it. Page admins can also nix photos from the tab by going into Edit Page > Posting Options > and unchecking “Users can add photos.”
For those who concerned about their privacy, Facebook assures us that privacy settings will still apply; if your photos are visible to everyone, everyone will be able to see the tagged snap, and if your photos are set to “only friends,” only friends will be able to check out that pic of you standing in front of the local Rite Aid.
This move could definitely be beneficial to certain brands. Imagine if people started tagging themselves wearing, say, Levi’s jeans. All of those snaps would then go to the Levi’s Facebook Page and result in free advertising.
Source :- http://mashable.com
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- New Facebook Feature: Tag Your Business in Photos (keepthepeakunique.com)
- Can I make them stop tagging my photos? (debsanswers.wordpress.com)
- Facebook Launches Photo Tagging for Pages (strategistalks.com)
- You Can Now Whore Yourself Out by Tagging Products and Corporate Pages on Facebook [Facebook] (gizmodo.com)
- Facebook Rolls Out Page Tagging in Photos (webpronews.com)
- Facebook Now Features Photo Tagging for Pages (marketingpilgrim.com)