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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

“Critical” Adobe Flash Player Vulnerabilities Found by Google’s Security Team

Adobe has released an update to its Adobe Flash and Shockwave Player, as there were critical vulnerabilities found in both the products. The vulnerabilities were found by two Google’s security team members and reported the same to the Adobe.

According to the advisory from Adobe, Google’s Tavis Ormandy and Fermin J. Serna found the integer error and a memory corruption vulnerability, which could have been used by hackers to take advantage of it and completely control the computers that are affected by it.Adobe Flash Player

Adobe has rated these vulnerabilities as “critical,” and has fixed the bugs with an update for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris OS users. The update comes with the priority rating 2, and urges users to apply the update within the next 30 days.  According to the definition of “Priority 2″ given by Adobe, the update completely resolves the issues that caused the product to pose significant risk, and currently there no known exploits.

The two vulnerabilities found are –

CVE-2012-0768 is a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution by exploiting a flaw in Matrix3D.

CVE-2012-0769 is an information disclosure vulnerability as a result of integer errors in Flash Player.

Vulnerabilities are rated “critical” when the product poses a risk to the user’s computer, and if it is exploited, it would allow hackers to run malicious native-code to execute on the user’s system without the users being aware of.

The vulnerability is addressed to Adobe Player 11.1.102.62 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.6 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.6 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x.

Adobe recommends users of Flash Player 11.1.102.62 and earlier versions to update to Flash Player 11.1.102.63, and users of Flash Player 11.1.115.6 and earlier versions on Android 4.x, should update to Flash Player 11.1.115.7. Android 3.x users are asked to update the Flash Player on their device to Flash Player 11.1.111.7.

Windows users can check the current version of the Adobe Flash Player installed on their system by right-clicking on any Flash content. The version details will be displayed at the bottom of the menu. Android users on the other hand can go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player x.x to check the current running version.

Download the latest Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 from here. Android users can download the latest version from the Android Marketplace from here.

Facebook Messenger for Windows Officially Released

Facebook has officially released the Facebook Messenger app for Windows, which was leaked in December by an early tester. I suppose that many users have downloaded the leaked Messenger app and tried out its features. However, for those who have not tried it out, you can now download the officially released public app from the Facebook Messenger page.

With Facebook Messenger for Windows, users can easily access notifications, see real-time updates, and even chat with friends who are online right from their desktop. It more or less acts like a smaller version of your browser window through which you can access your Facebook account.

Facebook Messenger for Windows

Apart from all that, an interesting feature in the Facebook Messenger for Windows is the Dock feature. The dock button is placed at the bottom-right corner of the app, and clicking it will move the entire Messenger to the right-side of your desktop, just like the ticker and the chat that is placed on the right side of your Facebook profile.

The ticker, which is apparently the most annoying feature on Facebook, updates in real-time, but unlike the feature where users can simply click on an update and read or comment right there, isn’t available in the Facebook Messenger app. Instead, clicking an update will open it a new browser window, which is somewhat frustrating.

Facebook Messenger for Windows - Chat

According to Facebook, “Messenger lets you use Facebook without being on www.facebook.com. You will now be able to stay in touch anytime, no matter what you’re doing.”

Although the app updates in real-time, the only disadvantage is that clicking on any update, the user is sent back to the browser window. Facebook should have implemented the actual features of the ticker available on Facebook, and allow users to view or add comments right from the desktop app itself. To what Facebook says above, this is completely contradicting it.

The chat feature works very much similar to how it works on Facebook.com. Users can chat with multiple users at the same time by switching tabs placed at the bottom of the app. The chat feature in the app also supports the available Facebook smileys.

Users don’t have to worry anything about privacy issues, since the app automatically makes use of the privacy settings that you have set with your Facebook Account.

Logging In – To log into Messenger, click on the Facebook icon in your Windows system tray. Once the app opens, enter your email and password.

Facebook Messenger Icon on Windows

Logging Out – To log out from the Facebook Messenger, just right-click on the Facebook icon in your Windows system tray and select “Log out.”

Facebook Messenger for Windows works only on Windows 7. Windows XP and Windows Vista users will need to wait, as the company has stated that there is a possibility of the app arriving on these platforms as well. Mac users on the other hand, will have to wait a little longer until a version for Mac system is released. Facebook Messenger for Mac is on its way, which we hope that it will be released soon. Facebook, however, denied commenting as to when Facebook Messenger for Mac will be available for download.

According to Facebook, the leaked version of the Messenger for Windows was apparently a “test” application, and has publicly released the app with all bugs removed. It is recommended that you download and reinstall the app from the Facebook Messenger page.

New Facebook Feature Spotted – Interest Lists

Facebook launched the new Facebook Pages last week, which has created a buzz around the web and the social network itself. Along with the launch of Timeline for brand pages, Page owners who switched to the new layout found an interesting feature on the new Timeline layout called the “Interest Lists”. The feature, however, has not been revealed by Facebook yet.

According to Social Fresh, a social education company that spotted the feature first, revealed that “Interest Lists” was available from a drop-down menu under the Cover photo in the new Timeline layout. Users who were lucky enough to try out this unrevealed feature say that they could create a new list with the “New List” button to “Start an interest list to see a special news feed of related posts.”

Although Facebook did not confirm anything about the new feature, however, a spokesperson stated that “We are constantly testing new products and features, but we have nothing more to share.”

Here’s a screen shot of Interest List that Jason Keath, founder of Social Fresh, managed to get –

Facebook Interest Lists Features

Facebook has not mentioned anything about this feature in the new Timeline tour or marketing material. Also, the company never mentioned anything about “Interest Lists” at the live FMC even in NYC last week.

Now that the feature was spotted by a few users, Facebook immediately removed it from Pages and left us all wondering what “Interest Lists” is all about.

Here’s what Jason thinks that the feature is all about –

  • It could simply be a list of brand pages, allowing users to segment pages as they currently do with friends and subscriptions. Whether lists would be able to include both user profiles and pages or if they would remain separate would be another question.
  • It could be a discovery engine. Right now, Google+ is better at discovery. But imagine if Facebook users were allowed to subscribe to certain topics, like football or baking? Perhaps users could even define these interests themselves by creating interest lists by grouping a few of their favorite pages.

We aren’t sure if Facebook plans to release this feature by allowing users to include subscriptions and friends in addition to Pages. It would rather be an inefficient feature if Facebook plans to exclude subscriptions, since both Interest Lists and Subscriptions function very similarly. However, this new feature could be yet another powerful tool for Facebook, and thus will help it maintain the long gap between its rival, Google+.

Nonetheless, do you think that the new feature will be useful enough? Let us know by adding your views below.

Starbucks Giveaway Scam Spreading on Pinterest

By now, most of you would have tried out the pin board styled social photo sharing site Pinterest, which was launched last year. Pinterest allows its users to create and manage collections of images based on a theme and share the same with their followers as well as their friends on Facebook.

Pinterest aims to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.” The newly added networking site is picking up and gaining popularity tremendously.

However, with this success, scammers have already taken advantage of the popularity of the site to spread scam messages and bogus links in order to trick users by asking them to enter their personal information or financial details.

Just like how scams are spreading on the popular social networking site Facebook, Pinterest too is now affected by these scams.

TrendLabs and various other sources have notified their readers about a recent scam that broke out on Pinterest and has been spreading across the network like wildfire.

Starbucks Free Giveaway - Pinterest

The logo of Starbucks along with the message – “Starbucks is giving away free gift cards to all Pinterest users!” has been spreading across the new social networking site. Users are asked to click on a link, which will lead them to a bogus site where they are asked to answer a set of online surveys. Users are also asked to “Pin it” in order to be qualify for the giveaway contest.

As I mentioned earlier, this is simply a scam message and there are no gift cards given away for free. Scammers are only trying to trick users by asking them to answer the online surveys. It is highly recommended that you avoid clicking the Starbucks giveaway message link and do not waste your time by answering any online surveys.

We recommend that you avoid clicking on such messages if you come across on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter. We always keep our readers updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. We will make sure to keep you updated on the scams spreading on Pinterest as well. Bookmark our Techie Buzz Scams page. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.

Do Not Add “Kelly Hargrove” as Your Facebook Friend – Facebook Virus Hoax

A new hoax message has emerged out on the social networking site Facebook, with users creating awareness of the message asking their friends not to accept friend requests sent by “Kelly Hargrove”, “Jason Lee”, or “Linda Smith”, since it is a virus. The message that users are sharing on the network is false and is completely not in accordance with fact or reality.

There is no such virus on Facebook, which will harm your computer by accepting a friend request from the mentioned names. The message has also been spreading on Twitter and indicates that the name itself is a virus and adding the person to your friend list will harm your computer by downloading the virus. It also states that the information “has been confirmed” and asks users to “share” the message on their Facebook Timeline and warn their friends about it.

… CRITELLI*, KELLY HARGROVE, ALSO IF SOMEBODY CALLED *KELLY HARGROVE* ADDS YOU, DON’T ACCEPT… IT IS A VIRUS. TELL EVERYBODY, BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS THEM, YOU GET THE VIRUS TOO. **COPY AND PASTE AND PLEASE RE POST* THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY FACEBOOK AND SNOPES Raquel Critelli is in fact Kelly Hargrove’s account .. it was just confirmed …it is a hacker account.!!! Pass this on people, spread the warnings please !!!!!!!! repost to your family and friends

Do Not Add as Friend - Facebook Virus Hoax

There are several version of the message with different names. These messages are completely false and there are no such viruses named after these users. Your computer will not be infected by any virus by accepting a friend request or adding a user to your friends list. Messages like these have been spreading from the last three years and in order to make difference in the appearances of the message, spammers make subtle changes like the name and alter a few other details.

Although the message states that the information has been “confirmed”, it however does not reveal who confirmed it or on what basis the information was confirmed. This clearly shows that the message is a fake. There is no point in creating any awareness and users should avoid spreading messages like this.

Some versions of the message state that the information has been confirmed by Facebook and other organizations like, Symantec, McAfee or Snopes. However, there is no such confirmation available by these companies. Not even Facebook!

Before you “share” a message like this, make sure you do a quick search on Google to check whether the information is true or not. Reputed blogs will make a note about it whether the information is correct or simply a fake.

Now that you’ve known that the message is a fake, make a good deed by letting your friends know about it by sharing this post with them. Also, make sure that you inform the original poster of the message that the message is simply a hoax.

We always keep our readers updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. So, make sure you’ve bookmarked our Techie Buzz Facebook Scams page. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Nikon D800 Comparison

After much waiting, Canon finally unveiled the EOS 5D Mark III last week, marking the 25th anniversary of the EOS system. The all-new EOS 5D Mark III has got upgraded from its predecessor 5D Mark II and sports several new features.

However, with the release of the Mark III, Canon expects to give tough competitions to its rivals. The on-going rivalry between Canon and Nikon is nothing new. Both the companies have recently upgraded their high-end version of cameras with Nikon replacing the D700 with the D800, while Canon replacing its EOS 5D Mark II with the EOS 5D Mark III.

Both the cameras have their own pros and cons, but none of them stand out of the box when it comes to originality or something new. All I can say is that both the cameras have been enhanced a lot in terms of features and specs.

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Nevertheless, we’d still want to compare what each of the cameras have in different, particularly when it comes to features and technical specifications. Here’s a comparison of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Nikon D800

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Nikon D800

Nikon definitely surprised every photography and camera enthusiasts on earth when it released its D800. The Nikon D800 sports a massive 36 million pixel sensor with a huge jump from the 12.1 MP sensor in the Nikon D3, which was released in 2007.

Certainly, everyone expected that Canon would release its next camera with a similar sensor in order to compete head-to-head against the D800. However, Canon decided to play a completely different game by releasing the EOS 5D Mark III with a 21 million pixel low-resolution sensor, focusing on better image equality and noise reduction characteristics along with improved features on AF features/performance and weather sealing.

The reason being is that Canon has been receiving a lot of criticism from the Canon community for over several years on these areas, and that isf why Canon decided to listen to what its community has been saying. It is definitely a smart move from Canon specifically with the autofocus features and performance.

Most of the  users from the community are stating that the EOS 5D Mark II should have sported the features what the EOS 5D Mark III currently has. I agree to some extent, but when it comes to image quality, I disagree with the statement.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has significantly improved in its autofocus features by introducing 61 points – a big upgrade from the Mark II, which only has 9 autofocus points along with 6 assist autofocus points. However, the Nikon D800 offers 51 AF points, with 15 cross-type sensors.

Nikon has improved the D800 video features a lot, especially with the options to shoot at different frame sizes for different focal length and depth of field effects, as well as 50p and 60p slow-motion capabilities. The video offerings in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the D800 are pretty much the same, since both have the capability to shoot full HD videos.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Nikon 800

Here’s a full specification comparison of the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III –

 

Camera Feature

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikon D800

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canon 5D Mark III

 

 

 

 

 

Sensor Resolution

36.3 Million

22.3 Million

Sensor Type

CMOS

CMOS

Sensor Size

35.9x24mm

36x24mm

Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning

Yes

Yes

Image Size

7360 x 4912

5760 x 3840

Image Processor

EXPEED 3

DIGIC 5+

Viewfinder Type

Pentaprism

Pentaprism

Viewfinder Coverage

100%

100%

Viewfinder Magnification

0.70x

0.71x

Storage Media

1x Compact Flash and 1x SD

1x Compact Flash and 1x SD

Continuous Shooting Speed

4 FPS, 6 FPS in DX mode with MB-D12 battery grip

6 FPS

Max Shutter Speed

1/8000 to 30 sec

1/8000 to 30 sec

Shutter Durability

200,000 cycles

150,000 cycles

Exposure Metering Sensor

91,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III

iFCL metering with 63 zone dual-layer sensor

Base ISO

ISO 100

ISO 100

Native ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100-6,400

ISO 100-25,600

Boosted ISO Sensitivity

ISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600

ISO 50, ISO 51,200-102,400

Autofocus System

Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX with 51-points (up to 15 cross-type points)

61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 cross-type points)
AF Detection

Up to f/8 (up to 9 cross-type sensors)

Up to f/5.6

Built-in Flash

Yes

No

AF Assist

Yes

No, only with external flash

Video Output

H.264/MPEG-4 in MOV Format

AVI, H.264/MPEG-4 in MOV Format

Uncompressed Video Output

Yes (HDMI)

No

Video Maximum Resolution

1920×1080 (1080p) @ 30p

1920×1080 (1080p) @ 30p

Audio Recording

Built-in microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)

Built-in microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)

LCD Size

3.2 diagonal TFT-LCD

3.2 diagonal TFT-LCD

LCD Resolution

921,000 dots

1,040,000 dots

Exposure Compensation

±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV increments

±5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments

Bracketing

2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

±3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments

HDR Support

Yes

Yes

Built-in GPS

No

No

Wi-Fi Functionality

Eye-Fi Compatible, WT-4A

Eye-Fi Compatible, WFT-E7

Battery

EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery

LP-E6 Lithium-ion Battery

Battery Life

850 shots (CIPA)

950 shots (CIPA)

Battery Charger

MH-25 Quick Charger

LC-E6 Charger

Weather Sealed Body

Yes

Yes

USB Version

3.0

2.0

Camera Construction

Magnesium Alloy

Magnesium Alloy

Dimensions

144.78 x 121.92 x 81.28mm

152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm

Weight

900g

860g

MSRP Price

$2,999

$3,499

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Canon Unveils 22 Million Image Pixel, 6fps EOS 5D Mark III

Canon had been waiting for the right moment to announce their next masterpiece. In order to mark the 25th anniversary of the EOS system, and after months of agonizing waiting, the company has finally revealed the highly-anticipated EOS 5D Mark III at a press launch today, along with a few other new accessories.

The all-new Canon EOS 5D Mark III is packed with a 22-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor that supports ISO 100 through ISO 25600 (expandable to 102,400) in standard mode. It also features a whopping 61-AF point autofocus system, and has the ability to do a 1080p full-HD video recording in 30, 25 and 24fps.

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Canon EOS 5D mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Features

Here are the main features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III –

22.3 Million Pixel Sensor

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features a sensor with mere 22.3 million pixels, which is almost over a million pixels more than its predecessor, EOS 5D Mark II. However, this is comparatively way too lesser than its competitor’s masterpiece, the Nikon D800, which features a 36 million pixel sensor.

Although the advantages of having lesser mega pixels still remain, which not only reduces noise but also includes smaller file sizes, but this will certainly not delight consumers who were expecting a larger sensor and larger images with low sensitivity.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Autofocus

The 5D Mark III has a whopping 61 autofocus points. This is seriously a big upgrade from the Mark II, which only had 9 autofocus points along with 6 assist autofocus points. The 5D Mark II offers six AF modes: Spot, Single Point, Single Point with surrounding four points, Single Point with surrounding eight points, Zone selection and Automatic AF point selection.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The camera’s twenty one focusing points in the central area are also standard precision cross-type and effective with maximum apertures larger than or equal to f/5.6. The centre five points are ultra-high-precision diagonal cross-type points for maximum apertures larger than or equal to f/2.8. The 20 outer focusing points function as high-precision cross-type points with maximum apertures larger than or equal to f/4.0″ Canon

Design and Larger Display

Design wise, the EOS 5D Mark III is looks very much similar to the Mark II. The camera features a Magnesium alloy body with some weather sealing that is highly rigid and is designed in way to deal with different weather conditions and is dust resistance. It also has extensive gasketing around the seams for ensured protection.

Compared to the Mark II, the new 5D Mark III has a larger display with 3.2 inches in size and features an 1.04 million dot resolution, which is also higher than the 920k dot screen found on the Mark II. The camera also offers eye-level penta-prism with 100 percent coverage.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

It also has some slight tweaks to its top-mounted info display and buttons on the back. The camera comes with three dual memory card slots, supporting both CF and SD cards.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specifications – At a Glance

  • Magnesium alloy body with some weather sealing. Highly rigid and is designed in way to deal with different weather conditions and is dust resistance.
  • 22.12 million Image pixel full-frame CMOS sensor with image resolution of 5760 x 3840 pixels.
  • 6fps top shooting rate. The 5D Mark III has two continuous-shooting modes: Continuous High (6fps) and Continuous Low (3fps)
  • Optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and optional grid display.
  • Supports ISO 100 through ISO 25600 (expandable to 102,400) in standard mode.
  • A top shutter speed of 1/8000 and x-sync speed of 1/200
  • 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type points
  • Has an in-camera RAW converter
  • HD video capture at up to 1080p/29.97fps or 720p/59.94fps with new H.264 compression options, time code embedding, and a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
  • Accepts the new WFT-E7 802.11a/b/g/n wireless transmitter, GPS Receiver GP-E2 and Battery Grip BG-11

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR will go on sale at the end of March, priced at $3,499 (body-only). A kit with the EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens will be priced at $4,299.

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No, Facebook Will Not Require Social Security Number for Log In

Lately, there has been a hoax message spreading across the social networking site Facebook, indicating that the site is planning to add a new security feature where users will have to enter their Social Security Number (SSN) in order to successfully log in to the site.

Here’s the message that has been spreading across the network –

Facebook will Require Social Security Number for Member Log In. [LINK] Today, Facebook announced a new procedure to address the recent wave of spam that has plagued the website. Starting April 2nd, users will be required to enter their social security numbers to log in to their Facebook accounts.

There is no such announcement made by Facebook, and it is pointless to integrate such a feature on the site. Social Security number is issued to U.S. citizens, both permanent and permanent resident, under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act. Facebook has over 850 million users worldwide and the procedure would simply not work in anyway.

The hoax message originated from the site – FreeWoodPost.com with the following statement –

The new member log in format will be both safe and efficient for our users who fear having their Facebook identity stolen. The requirement for users to enter their social security numbers during log in, will completely take away the element of spam from unauthorized access. With cooperation from the United States government, we have compiled a database to verify that each person’s social security is accurate. Also, the last four digits of each users social will be displayed in their info section of their profile. Further upgrades to security are currently being planned, and will be announced as more information is given.

Social Security Number Log in - Facebook Hoax

Users on Facebook have taken this hoax message seriously, and are spreading the same on their Timelines and updating their friends about the hoax by sharing the post link. The site – freewoodpost.com has the following line in one of the posts – “Remember, our tagline is “News That’s Almost Reliable”… a purely satirical and humorous “news” website,” which clearly indicates that articles published on the site are generally cooked up and nothing is true about it.

The site invites contributors to write for their blog and mentions that they’re only looking for articles that are “outrageous political humor that is indirect and satirical.”

Thus, please make sure that you avoid “sharing” such false messages on Facebook. A quick search on Google will provide you with details whether the information you’re sharing is true or simply a hoax.

We always keep our readers updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. So, make sure you’ve bookmarked our Techie Buzz Facebook Scams page. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.

Beware of “Free Apple iPad 3″ Offers

Don’t get excited if you find a Page on Facebook that states – You stand a chance to win a “Free iPad 3.” They’re all fake offers and there is no Apple iPad’s given away. In fact, Apple has not announced the iPad 3, and users who are not aware of this fact, generally click on such messages. Such users should avoid clicking these messages and stop them from spreading on Facebook.

There are over hundreds on Facebook pages created by scammers and even small companies who are desperately looking for “likes” for their company’s official Facebook Page. The fake pages created have the title – “Win Free iPad 3″, “Free iPad Giveaway”, and many more, are only used to trick users and get them to “like” the public pages on Facebook.

For instance, we found a company called ‘Ezivoucher KL’ that as posted an update stating that Facebook users who “like” their company page will stand a chance to win a free iPad. This is a simply ridiculous way to generate “likes.” They’ve also asked users to post the comment “I Love Ezi Ipad” on their Facebook Timeline.

Here’s a screenshot of a user sharing the message –

Free Apple iPad 3 Giveaway on Facebook

There are several such Pages created on Facebook, and it is advised not to fall for such tricks and complete the mentioned steps. There is no way you will get a free iPad or any other gift by simply “liking” an image or a Facebook Page.

Here’s another example of a fake giveaway offer –

We are an expert in Gadget! We will be launching our website soon with more than 1000 products! and we are giving away free iPad 2’s! All you have to do is follow these steps:

1- Like our page [link]

2- Like the Photo

3- Share the photo on your wall and comment by writing “Give me Ipad2″

PLEASE NOTE : YOU MUST DO ALL STEPS OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE VALID.

DO NOT complete the steps whatsoever! Sometimes scammers trick users by posting content like this in order to get users complete online surveys. They even try to extract your personal information as well as financial details, like credit card number or bank account number. Entering these details will pose serious threats to your accounts, so please avoid entering your credentials.

As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.

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Hidden Camera in Selena and Justin’s Bedroom Facebook Scam

Yet another scam related to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez has been found spreading on the social networking site, Facebook. The earlier scams we reported were “Selena Gomez Caught On (LEAKED Tape) and the Justin Bieber” and “Selena Gomez New Kissing Video Leaked!!!.”

The new scam titled – “Omg. There was a hidden camera in Selena & Justin’s bedroom” is spreading across the social network and has already attracted thousands of users to click on the scam link.

Hidden Camera Salena Justin Bedroom

Clicking on the scam message will take you to a bogus page where a fake video player will be displayed. Clicking on the play button will open up a pop-up message box asking you to complete online surveys before you can watch the video. This in turn will click-jack and like-jack you Facebook account by automatically posting the same scam message on your Facebook Timeline.

Note: The scam uses multiple domains. You may see variations in the landing pages, but they are all the same.

Hidden Camera in Selena and Justin's Bedroom Facebook Scam

The other version of the scam has the title – “Oops!!! There was a hidden camera in Selena & bieber’s bedroom.

Scammers trick users by posting content like this in order to get users complete online surveys. Sometimes, they try to extract your personal information as well as financial details, like credit card number or bank account number. Entering these details will pose serious threats to your accounts, so please avoid entering your credentials.

As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.

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