SmexyyWeby

Scripting for Fun and Passion

How to safeguard against the Facebook Revolving Images Scam


I assume those who are reading this are already aware of the newest Facebook Revolving Images Scam which is spreading like wildfire.  In the last Article that I wrote about the Scam I discussed what was working in the background of this whole Revolving Images thing. I mentioned about the JavaScript behind it as well.

If you would like to know more in detail about the Scam please read my last post: Facebook Revolving Images Scam

Now in this post I will try to walk you through a solution which I found online to safeguard yourself from this scam and not to become a victim of it again.

The spam is making wall posts and is updating users’ status’. To do this, it is using the a not so newly launched Facebook feature called “Upload Via E-mail”. It is a unique personal Email address given to every user which allows one to post status updates or send photos and videos straight to one’s profile. The spam has recorded this Email address of yours and is using it to update your status. Thankfully, Facebook lets you change this E-mail ID. This is how you can do it.

Step 1: Go over to http://www.facebook.com/mobile/

Find “More Facebook Mobile Products” written somwhere down. Find “Upload Via Email“. Click “Find out more“.

Facebook Mobile Page

Facebook Mobile Page

Step 2: Now look at the image below and click exactly where it says “..refresh your upload email.” or exactly where you see the cursor in the image.

Reset Mobile Upload Email

Reset Mobile Upload Email

Step 3: Now press reset. Don’t worry, your computer will not crumble to pieces. At least, not yet.

Confirm Email Resetting

Confirm Email Resetting

Step 4: If you see an image something like this (below) then you are done for the day. The spam won’t work anymore.

Get New Upload Email

Get New Upload Email

Once done you are safe from the scam. But remember:

DO NOT EVER PASTE ANY UNKNOW JAVASCRIPT CODE INTO YOUR ADDRESSBAR ESPECIALLY WHILE BEING LOGGED INTO ANY IMPORTANT SERVICE LIKE BANKING, SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAIL, ETC.

Read more about the Revolving Images Scam here at: Facebook Revolving Images Scam

Original Article taken from: here thanks to Mr. Pulkit Kaushik and his Reader Zahid for sharing this valuable piece of information with us.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: