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    Senior Member IcSilk's Avatar
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    Harddrive through facebook

    This may sound alittle crazy to some people and less so to others. Is it possible to have your harddrive compromised by way of a facebook account?

    This is why I ask: I got a friend request from someone a couple of weeks ago, and ignored it for about a week. I finally confirmed it with a message asking how they came by my profile. A day later a folder on my computer comes up missing, no sign of it in the recycle bin or anything. Just gone. Then this account I had recently let befriend me was no longer on my friends list, no response ever to my query. Just gone. I realize that if this was possible it would require a very sophisticated knowledge of certain processes involved.
    Its not even an important folder, just some copies of blogs I'd written, so its not the loss thats driving me, its the curiosity now more than anything.

    Iv been a member of AO for a long time and know there are some very sophisticated minds at work here too. Has anyone ever heard of this happening before? Anything similar? Is it even possible? I'm baffled over it.
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    That is crazy. There are absolutely NO security issues with ANY social networking sites.
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    I agree

    Yea I know it sounds crazy, but I just cant' get it from my mind that the two are related.

    Id there no way that a very advanced IT specialist could achieve this?
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    Well, you could wait for Facebook to actually HIRE one.
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    ROFL Gore .... brilliant
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    Hey, it's not like most of us haven't wondered at least once; "Who the **** coded this thing?!?!?! a guy rubbing his genitals over the keyboard and hitting Enter?!"... Lol.

    I guess if Facebook actually hired competent people instead of half assed celebrities they'd probably have less problems. Have yuo seen the guy who invented it? You just know he was sitting in his Mom's basement one day thinking "Man I need a friend! ...I'll find some online by making a site where other losers can join, find other losers, and claim to have friends! Then I'll be a worth a billion dollars and be able to afford a life and personality!"... heh.
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    Ask yourself this question. Do you need to loosen the security features
    of your computer in order to make some badly coded site "work"?

    Or do you need to download some new "codec" to watch some
    juicy video?

    Most compromises of a personal computer come from tricking the user into
    doing the "hacker's" work for him.

    I guess "social networking" should be renamed "social engineering".
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