Can a like or share on Facebook amount to Cybercrime?

Recently a "fake news" item flooded the Facebook feeds in Mauritius. The website which would dupe people in thinking it is Metro UK, published an article that said Miss Mauritius was arrested in the UK. Utterly false! The following is a statement by the Cybercrime Unit of the Mauritius Police Force: Du côté de la Cyber-crime Unit, une source officielle affirme que si Bessika Bucktawor fait une déposition formelle à [Read More]

Why purple birds appear in my Facebook feeds?

My colleague, Nadim, asked me this morning whether I know why so many people are posting this weird "head banging" purple bird on Facebook? I answered "Nah, I don't" but I was just like him, wondering as much, what is this purple bird about? Then during the day I found that The Verge wrote about it. The purple birds are called "Trash Doves" which come from a set of Facebook [Read More]

LUGM: Linux Magazine

Some time back while having a black coffee in the morning an evil idea lurked in my mind. I instantly posted about it on facebook. Folks were eager to know more. Later in the afternoon I detailed it in another post. It went like this: The response I got was great. Many liked the post & several others commented to further encourage. Two days later Nadim started a group discussion. [Read More]

facebook password retrieve scam

I was having some boring moment typing a document when facebook blinged with me being tagged somewhere. A couple of minutes later another friend shares this status: There is a nasty script out there. People will ask you to open development console and inject hex codes to retrieve facebook emails and passwords. This is just a hoax which will keep on tagging your friends in pictures. So, is there really [Read More]

facebook valentine nonsense

It’s 2014 and instead of people rising, I again am constantly faced with the bitter fact that people are yet still easy to fool. YES! I am talking of the Apps people use on facebook. Two days ago I posted a status saying anyone who sends me Valentine’s requests will be on my HIT list. I thought people would consider this message and stay away from crappy Apps [Read More]

How to remove Facebook apps?

The Facebook rogue apps saga never ends. Since the past few days I’ve been constantly tagged in some Who has visited your profile thingy. Yeah, you must have come across that in your feeds. I usually un-tag myself from the posts when I’m notified. This morning I pinged someone to review her facebook apps settings & informed her that the posts are getting spammy tagging people several times [Read More]

Facebook scam, again…

I was about to write a review on openSUSE 13.1 Beta 1 today. However, something else caught my attention. On my facebook feeds I saw: OU ENA 18ANS OU PLUS,,OUN ENVIE TRAVAIL DAN OU TEMPS LIBRE OU BIEN DAN OU LAKAZ MEM: TRAVAILLER A DOMICILE POUR UNE FIRME INTERNATIONAL BASEE AU ETATS UNIS ET VOUS SEREZ PAYER EN US$ DOLLARS. NOUS RECRUTONS POUR TRAVAILLER A DOMICILE POUR UNE [Read More]

Why some facebook profiles contain only the first name?

A friend asked me the question today – Why some facebook profiles contain only the first name? Is that normal? I told my friend I’ll inquire and answer later. Now that inquiry is over … here’s my answer. Most people having only their first name shown on facebook have actually used an Indonesian proxy to fake their location and benefit from the Indonesian naming system. In Indonesia people don’t [Read More]

Frēē Fācebook Crēdits? Scam again.

…and here we are with the hackers/scammers getting better each day. I just saw a Frēē Fācebook Crēdits thing circling around (see the image). Question, why would Facebook write free as Frēē and not Free. Of course they (scammers) do not want to raise any alarm quickly. So, do yourself a favour, do not like, do not share and certainly do not click on any stupid link on that [Read More]

Malicious Post: Just 14 years Old drunk girl did this infront of all Public

Since a few days I noticed a malicious post circling on facebook. It’s about : Just 14 years Old drunk girl did this infront of all Public I had to delete the posts a few times from Indra Cybercafé group myself. Worst I saw was a few even complaining that facebook is going nuts and posting crap on their behalf. Come on guys … it’s not facebook. You clicked on [Read More]