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It goes without saying that the death of Osama Bin Laden has already generated a whole bunch of scams, malware and other junk.

Here’s another one.

Taking a cue from the “Osama shot down” video doing the rounds on Facebook are group pages pushing much the same thing. Example:


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It’s the old “paste this code into your browser” wheeze, although you’d think some of the 4,000+ people who “Liked” this would notice the code includes the word “Owned”.

Oh well.

Here’s the code:


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“Please wait 1-2 minutes without leaving the page until we process your picture”.

Call it a hunch, but I think we’re likely to see a survey pop up and see some spam posted to your Facebook profile.


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Well, there’s a shocker.

Please tell your friends not to fall for these scams (and you might want to let them know that pasting random code into their browser isn’t a great idea either).

Christopher Boyd


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