Orkut hit by yet another Worm

Orkut might be no.1 on Google's most searched lists but is one of the most insecure social networks around this was proved by the latest...


Orkut might be no.1 on Google's most searched lists but is one of the most insecure social networks around this was proved by the latest worm attack on Orkut.
Some Orkut users received an e-mail telling them they had been sent a new scrapbook entry -- a type of Orkut message -- on their profile from another Orkut user.They only had to view their profile to become infected by the worm, which added them to an Orkut group, "Infectados pelo Vírus do Orkut,".
The name of the group, in Portuguese, roughly translates to "infected by the Orkut virus."The relatively harmless worm appears to use JavaScript and Flash code to create new scrapbook entries on profiles with a New Year's message in Portuguese before propagating to the victim's friends.
The attack was apparently without malicious intent and done just to highlight the security problems with such networking sites more than 655,000 users were affected but it seems to have been controlled. Google has not officially responded on this and no report on the official Orkut blog also. (via Antrix)
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