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Well, what if the video on the YouTube page had your name in the title, and other friends of yours had already seen the "shocking performance" and posted comments laughing at you? Comments like "The new TV star!" and "One word for it — TERRIBLE!"
You'd probably try to watch that.
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The malware then does something very clever. It's got a whole repository of templates and pop-up windows corresponding to the major brands of anti-virus software. It checks to see which one you're running — and then pretends to be it, right down to your preferred language
http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/fak...o-trojan-0985/

I know a lot of facebook users out there. so even if this ends up being a repost (which i did check) it still may help inform some that have missed this news become aware of it.
    
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To be fair, how dense must you be to believe it?
    
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To be fair, how dense must you be to believe it?
Do not under estimate the ignorance of the common user.
    
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This is old news ... I stopped getting these months ago.
    
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Always google the title before clicking that,it almost always a scam or something like that.
I dont have these,i never click on anything
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This is old news ... I stopped getting these months ago.

i still see a lot of variants of this all over facebook. so it must not be that old of news if its still running rampant.
    
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i still see a lot of variants of this all over facebook. so it must not be that old of news if its still running rampant.
Fair enough lol I just haven't seen one since late October.
    
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Fair enough lol I just haven't seen one since late October.

also i believe what makes this variant so different is it tricks you into thinking its a video about yourself posted by your friends. where as a lot of the other video gimmicks were either shocking things about celebs or just some really f-ed up stuff happening to others.

people always are curious about themselves more so then anything else out there. hence it is more likely to get a higher infectionr ate this way.
    
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I could see how a lot of people could easily be caught out by this
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0_o

Today i witnessed this. My cousin(female) was framed cause of this. The link was a pure ip which redirected to youtube, but the ip when WHOISed shows that it comes from Ukraine.
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