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Facebook attacks

by michhala / November 13, 2011 5:38 PM PST

Although it appeared suspect to me because of what it offered, I opened a message on FB that appeared to be from Southwest Airlines using my iPhone. I saw it was not the standard Southwest web site and closed it out without clicking anything. I was curious about the message, so using my PC, I attempted to open the Southwest message again on FB, and my NIS blocked it from attacking my computer and described it as Web Attack IPS Alert: FB LikeJacking Attack 20.
Could my use of the iPhone to open the message allow the malware to enter the iPhone? I have no virus checker on the iPhone.

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I am withdrawing my OP
by michhala / November 14, 2011 5:41 AM PST
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I think it belongs in the iPhone Forum....miki.

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FYI: Free tickets on Southwest Airlines?
by Carol~ Moderator / November 14, 2011 6:43 AM PST
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I knew the Facebook Southwest Airline tickets scam looked familiar, when I first read your post. I wasn't sure where I had seen it before - until now.

This may provide some further information...

Free tickets on Southwest Airlines? It's the latest Facebook scam

After reading it, my guess would be, since you didn't click on any links, it shouldn't pose a problem for you. Keep in mind, I can't say this with 100% certainty. Hopefully, you'll get the answer you're looking for at the iPhone's forum.


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(NT) Thank you, Carol.... :)
by michhala / November 14, 2011 4:01 PM PST
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by Joey Chorbajian / November 19, 2011 6:18 AM PST
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No, it isn't possible. The iPhone uses the same way they read the internet pages (HTML) but it isn't possible. Why? Because the iPhone has different "script" types than the web browser. Why does that care? It cares because most actions are caused by javascript. Some javascript are incompatible with the phone. You're safe.

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Thank you, Joey
by michhala / November 19, 2011 12:29 PM PST
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I appreciate the information you provided in your post.


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