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Offline Jeremy

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Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« on: January 24, 2009, 12:54:00 PM »
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Toward the end of page 3 of this thread, the discussion begins to talk of using another computer operating system that is totally free - Ubuntu Linux - that virtually eliminates all hacking, virus and bug issues.  Check it out.


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It seems photobucket has been hacked.  When I sign in I get redirected to some sort of virus detection site that pretends to be Windows.  It'll tell you your system is infected with lots of nasties, then go ahead and infect your computer with lots of nasties!!

Be careful out there!
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 12:56:00 PM »
yikes, been there a couple times today but did not have any of those problems, thanks for the heads up!!
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 12:56:00 PM »
Thanks Jeremy!!

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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 01:13:00 PM »
I noticed that too. I was wondering if it wasn't just me. I'm sure my computer is protected but it is a pain to deal with.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 02:09:00 PM »
So is it safe to enter the site and retrieve pics if you have good anti-virus software? Or is it best to stay away until they fix this?
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 02:26:00 PM »
I was trying to post pics and kept getting the warning so I quit. How do you know if it is fixed?     Pat
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 02:26:00 PM »
I had that problem just a minute ago. We already have good antivirus software and it was trying to get us to buy some.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 02:38:00 PM »
If that's the same one I was warned about even if you click on "NO" or "CANCEL" it launches and infects your PC anyway. Was instructed to power down the computer if that pops up.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 02:47:00 PM »
I had one of those from another site and once it was in my computer the average anti-virus stuff wont fix it. has to be cleaned by a pro. My computer crashed during the cleaning and I lost everything on it during the fix. Be careful with that stuff.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 03:56:00 PM »
Here's a site (add the www) that MIGHT give ya some info on virus removal.
bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 03:57:00 PM »
Here's the warning I got:
A quick note of warning to everyone about this program. I mistakenly downloaded it to my Point of Sale system last week. It's a 'malware' program that gets into your system and attempts to steal your identity. It poses as a spyware prevention and cleaning program, but it's merely trying to grab your personal information and use it to establish new credit. We came upon it while researching twill websites. I don't remember which one we were looking at, but the prompt came up asking us if we wanted to download it. I knew enough to hit the "X" but it managed to download itself anyway.

I took my PC to one of my neighbors who is our local "GeekSquad." He said that this is the new thing, and he's been removing this for a bunch of people. He managed to remove the remnants of the program and installed a new program that he recommends I run weekly called "Malwarebytes." He said that if we ever run into a prompt for "Spyware Guard 2008" or anything similar, to UNPLUG YOUR COMPUTER! He said that the hackers have figured out how to download the information by clicking ANYWHERE on the pop up screen, and it's best to just power down and reboot to avoid it from infiltrating your system. If you end up getting it, then get it to an expert to clean the system, because it's not just a virus that some bored teenagers put together, it's malicious software that they're using to steal credit card numbers and other personal data.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 04:09:00 PM »
had the same thing. I have windows defender (free) it took care of it.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 04:17:00 PM »
Thanks for that warning.  Hopefully, photobucket knows what's going on by now and can work on that end.

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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 04:56:00 PM »
&*$&^% hackers!   Thanks fer the warning

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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2009, 05:34:00 PM »
Is anything happening to pics on this site from Photobucket?

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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2009, 06:13:00 PM »
I'd love to put a Snuffer in the chest of those hackers.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2009, 06:17:00 PM »
I found this too around 12:!5pm today trying to upload some pictures. What a PITA. I have a Mac so I'm not particularly worried, but damn was inconvenient. I'd run your Antivirus though if I had a PC. It was a Firefox browser exploit, as I tried Safari and did not have the problem. Seems to have been solved now.
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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2009, 06:24:00 PM »
How does a virus program take my credit card or bank information? By me purchasing something on-line by credit card or going to on-line banking and accessing my account? Or using on-line bill pay? What nonsense! And theres no way to know until you check the account or see a statement? Wonderful! Thanks for the warning

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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 12:59:00 AM »
I had the same trouble today. I reported the site, and logged out of photobucket. Went back on later and logged in and it didn't pop up. Hopefully it's gone now.

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Re: Be Careful on Photobucket Today + using Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009, 02:51:00 AM »
Tater.
It can record your number/information when you make a purchase, or record your banking info when you log into your account.
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