99% People Cant even Watch This Video For More Than 25 Secs Facebook Virus

A new Facebook scam is spreading in various version. This new scam is an old version and has a signature similar to the 99% People Can’t See This Video scam and the 98 Percent of People Can’t Watch This Video for More Than 15 Seconds and the U.S. attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia World War 3 Virus.

Facebook 99% Can't Watch Video Scam

Clicking on the URL in the link will take you to a page which looks very similar to Facebook (see screenshot above) and asks you to install a Divx plugin to watch the video. Clicking on the install plugin will download a extension or plugin for your browser which could snoop on your browsing habits and steal personal and important information from your PC.

This could also mean that the scammers have access to your banking and credit card information. So take this very seriously and do not click on those links.

There have also been a lot of other video scams spreading on Facebook including the Police Office Good Deed before dying scam, OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend and OMG!! Watch What Happened to His Ex Girlfriend when She Reveals a Secret. We urge you to stay away from links which are enticing as they might contain viruses and also spread the malware among your friends.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Get 5GB Free Space on Dropbox For Trying Out Their Beta

is no doubt one of the most popular file synching software for PCs and mobile phones alike. To start out, Dropbox gives users 2GB of free space (and an additional 250MB) and then allows users to earn additional space by referring friends. However, you can earn 5GB of free space by downloading the beta version of Dropbox.

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Users who download the beta version of Dropbox and help the developers fix the bugs will get up-to 5GB of space for uploading photos and videos from their mobile phone, camera or SD card. You will receive 500MB of space when you first import your photos or videos to Dropbox and continue earning additional 500MB of data for every 500MB of photos or videos you upload to the cloud.

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Dropbox has been growing rapidly and there were some hints that they might also integrate with Google Docs soon, however, nothing has come of it yet.

Beta software can often be buggy and sometimes crash your system. However, if you are willing to take the risk, you can download the beta version of Dropbox from here. Also, don’t forget to check our section to find free online storage for your files.

[via Engadget]

U.S. Attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia World War 3 Facebook Virus

A new scam message is spreading rapidly on Facebook where users are spreading messages that might cause lot of diplomatic problems. The scammers are spreading the new Facebook scam with a message saying that the U.S. is attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia and it is the beginning of World War 3?

U.S. Attacks Iran Saudi World War 3 Virus

The message is spreading with the text:

U.S. Attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia. F**k :-(. [url]. The Begin of World War 3?

Clicking on the URL takes the user to a page which looks like CNN and has a video and some comments on the side. Clicking the play button on the video asks the user to download Adobe Flash Player 11.5 to play the video. However, instead of download Adobe Flash Player the scammers download a virus to your computer.

We urge users to NOT CLICK ON THE LINK or on the DOWNLOAD anything to their computers.

Also, 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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!

There has been a long standing demand from users to have a "Dislike" button on Facebook. However, Facebook has never heeded to those requests and might never do. However, it looks like Scammers are readily making available a dislike button on Facebook.

Facebook Dislike Button

The scam is similar to an earlier scams where scammers were giving an option to users to "Enable Dislike button on Facebook" and the "Disable Facebook Timeline Scam" (FYI: You can’t  disable Facebook Timeline).

The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following messages:

"thanks, been waiting for this!!", been waitin so long for this

Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!

You asked for it, now you can get it. Just follow this link to enable

Clicking on the URL of the message takes you to a page where you are given instructions to enable the Dislike button on Facebook. The page says: "TO ENABLE THE DISLIKE BUTTON, JUST FOLLOW THE EASY INSTALLATION STEPS BELOW" and asks you to "share" the page on Facebook and also add a comment and say thanks.

Facebook Dislike Button Scam

We discourage you from sharing the page and commenting since this will spread the spam message to your friends as well.

Also, 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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

[Video] Police Officer Does Good Deed Before He Dies Moments Later Facebook Scam

Another new video scam is brewing on where scammers are using a good deed by a Police office to spread this new Facebook scam. The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following message

what a hero! or see how god works in strange ways [url]

Police officer does good deed before he dies moments later.

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Incredible video of a kind Policeman who does a kind deed but tragically gets killed! Exclusive footage!

The new scam is similar to earlier video scams like Chuck Norris death at 71 and where Bon Jovi was killed by spammers. Clicking on the URL leads users to a page which looks and feels like Facebook. However, users are asked to install an update before they play the video.

Policeman Shot Facebook Video Scam

The update in question is a malware and will install rogue software on your computer, so you are better off NOT INSTALLING anything. On the other hand, you would be safer if you do not click on the link itself. In addition to downloading malware to your computer, this scam will also start posting spam messages on your Timeline and affect your friends as well.

Also, 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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

This Message is for Every Girl Who Goes to College Facebook Hoax

A new message spam is spreading rapidly on with a message about safety (irony). The message in question does not contain any link in itself and is similar to earlier messages where users were posting about Facebook charging for new profiles.

Facebook Gangs Rape Hoax Message

The message in question looks like the image above and contains the text:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

This message is for every Girl Who Goes to college or office alone.If u find any child carrying on road showing his/her address n asking u to take him/her to that address,take that child to police station n plz don’t take it to that address . IT IS A NEW WAY GANGS TO STEAL,RAPE and KIDNAP GIRLS .plz circulate to all .don’t feel shy to copy This as ur status .
OUR ONE MESSAGE MAY SAVE A GIRL

The above message is spreading rapidly and annoying several Facebook users just like the Facebook will start charging message. If you see this on your timeline, please do not spread it forward as it is just a spam message and will annoy your friends. Also tell your friends to delete the said message if you can. We strongly urge you to not pay heed to such advices and look after your own personal safety.

Also, 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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Scammers Using Antivirus Companies to Fool PayPal Users

Of late, scammers have grown smarter when it comes to conning people on the Internet. Several scammers have begun to use Word documents as attachments while sending out scam emails. However, they haven’t stopped there and are now using Antivirus companies to scam PayPal users.

A flurry of emails are being sent out by scammers with subject lines like “Receipt for your payment to AVG” or “Receipt for your payment to Symantec” or “Receipt for your payment to Norton“accompanied by a PayPal receipt which looks very genuine (see image below).

Paypal Antivirus AVG Scam

The email in question looks very genuine and the scammer asks you to confirm the payment and also includes a “Cancel Transaction” link. This would definitely make many people click on the link because they might not have made the purchase in the first place. Clicking on the link will take the users to a website which is similar to that of PayPal.

Fake PayPal Login Credit Card Hoax

The website in question will ask you for your username and password. However, DO NOT enter it. For testing purposes, I entered a fake username and password and it allowed me to access my false account. It then went on to tell me that my account is limited and that I need to enter my credit card, social security, banking and billing information.

This scam looks to be pretty widespread because not only is it farming your PayPal username and password but it is also stealing your credit card information, social security and banking information.

There are several ways in which you can protect yourself from such scammers like turning on the Anti-phishing feature in to know when emails from PayPal are genuine. You should also always have a good Antivirus and Anti-spyware or Anti-malware running on your system. You can find tons of free Antivirus software which you can download and use immediately. You can also read our earlier guide to Protect Yourself from Internet Threats.

How To Add rel=canonical to Blogspot Blogs

Google recently started redirecting Blogspot.com blogs to Blogspot.in and other country specific domains. The reason being that Google wants to give more freedom of expression to users while also being able to adhere to removal requests from different governments.

The country based redirection was first rolled out in India thanks to some recent stupid court judgments against websites in India. However, this will highly inconvenience Blogspot blog owners in India since they will not have duplicate content. Even though Google has promised to minimize the  negative effects of this change, you can definitely take an initiative to minimize the problems this will cause.

Google had introduced the rel=canonical meta tag to overcome this issue. This tag allows users to point tell search engines the actual location of the content if there are one or more URLs which have the same content, thus avoiding duplicate content on your website.

If you are Blogspot blog owner, you can avoid duplicate content by adding the following content to your template. Please note that you will have to edit the HTML code of your Blogspot template and add this before the </head> tag.

If you are using a HTML template for you blog, you should add the following code:

<ItemPage><Blogger><link href='<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>’ rel=’canonical’/></Blogger></ItemPage>

On the other hand if you are using a XML template, you will have to add the following code to include all meta tags:

<b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>

Or also individually include the rel=canonical tag by using:

<link expr:href="data:blog.url" rel="canonical"/>

Once you have added the tags, make sure to save your template and then view source of your browser to check if the tag is added to your template. That’s it. Once you have added the rel=canonical tag, search engines will only index one page instead of creating duplicate content.

Blogger Blogs Redirecting to Country Specific Domains, India BlogSpot Affected

Google.com has historically redirected to country-specific versions. For example, if you are in Australia, typing Google.com in the browser will redirect you to google.com.au and in India, it would redirect you to Google.co.in. This redirection has been in place so that Google can serve up local content to the users. However, Google is now expanding the country specific URLs to Blogger based blogs as well.

Google OS is reporting that BlogSpot blogs based in India are redirecting to BlogSpot.in from BlogSpot.com. The new redirection policy has been made available in a Blogger help page (emphasis added).

Why does my blog redirect to a country-specific URL?

Q: Why am I seeing a URL change?
A: Over the coming weeks you might notice that the URL of a blog you’re reading has been redirected to a country-code top level domain, or “ccTLD.” For example, if you’re in Australia and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you might be redirected [blogname].blogspot.com.au. A ccTLD, when it appears, corresponds with the country of the reader’s current location.

Q: Why is this happening?
A: Migrating to localized domains will allow us to continue promoting free expression and responsible publishing while providing greater flexibility in complying with valid removal requests pursuant to local law. By utilizing ccTLDs, content removals can be managed on a per country basis, which will limit their impact to the smallest number of readers. Content removed due to a specific country’s law will only be removed from the relevant ccTLD.

As per the Google help page, the move to country specific domains is so that Google can allow free expression for bloggers and also comply with valid removal requests from local authorities.

So, why this move? Several social networking websites like , and Google have come under fire recently from courts (Read: Indian Government and Courts Ignore Common Sense and Laws of the Land in a Drive to Leash the Internet) in India asking them to remove derogatory and inflammable content from their websites. Google however has not yet complied with the requests, but this change will allow them to remove country specific content.

Currently, this changes will only affect blogspot.com blogs and will not affect custom domains. The implementation of the domain redirection has already started in India where Google recently faced problems (read above story).

Also Read: How To Add rel=canonical to Blogspot Blogger Blogs for SEO

Majority of BlogSpot blog owners would be worried about the SEO for their blogs. However, Google has said that they will try to minimize the negative consequences of hosting BlogSpot content on multiple domains. They are also suggesting users to add rel=”canonical” directive to their blogs.

Q: Will this affect search engine optimization on my blog?
A: After this change, crawlers will find BlogSpot content on many different domains. Hosting duplicate content on different domains can affect search results, but we are making every effort to minimize any negative consequences of hosting BlogSpot content on multiple domains.

The majority of content hosted on different domains will be unaffected by content removals, and therefore identical. For all such content, we will specify the blogspot.com version as the canonical version using rel=canonical. This will let crawlers know that although the URLs are different, the content is the same. When a post or blog in a country is affected by a content removal, the canonical URL will be set to that country’s ccTLD instead of the .com version. This will ensure that we aren’t marking different content with the same canonical tag.

If you are a reader of Blogger blogs, you can request to stop the redirects by adding “/ncr” to the end of the URL. NCR stands for “No Country Redirect” and will always display Blogger blogs in English.

OMG! I Just Noticed Who Keep Watching My Profile and Photos Facebook Scam

A new profile scam is running amok on Facebook. The Facebook scam is similar to earlier scams like See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event SpamWho Checked Your Facebook Profile Scam and fools users into believing that they can tell  you who has viewed your Facebook profile and pictures.

Facebook Profile Watcher Scam

The scam in question makes use of a Facebook app called “Pr0file Watcher” which will ask for  your permissions and then add it to your Facebook profile. The app will then automatically post updates to your profile and then ask you to complete a survey in order to view your “Profile stalkers”.

However, Facebook does not make such information available to any apps and the scammers are looking to con people and make money for themselves through this.

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

Also, 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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.