We have been busy at WyzGuys over the last two weeks with an unusually large number of malware infections that have come into our shop. in almost all cases, you have to help the malware get on to your machine by clicking on a link in an email, or getting it from a fake look alike web site at the end of the link, or from a legitimate web site that has some been infected, or from a legitimate web site that has accepted an advertisement that has a malicious payload.
Add Facebook you your list of places where you need to be hyper vigilant. There is a Facebook chat worm that is spread by masquerading as a link to a shared picture (jpg) file. It will appear as if it is coming from a friend, but what has really happened is that their system has already been compromised.
For more information you can refer to the article on the Sophos web site.Share