Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My First GTalk IM Virus


I just received an IM from a girl I haven't spoken to in ages. She works at Google, so I thought it a bit odd that she'd be the cause of a virus. Or really spam. But a few other online friends also received the same IM from her. After that global GMail outage this morning, I'm hoping things aren't about to run amok over there.

The IM was simple, it just said, "lol check this out" and on the next line http://tinyurl.com/dy73t7. Pretty lame. Apparently it goes to Viddyho.com. I made another friend test the link. Which he did. Thoughtful, huh? Anyway, don't fall for it.

4 comments:

Geoff said...

Remember you can also use preview.tinyurl.com/####### to see where it goes beforehand too.

Lefty said...

@Geoff - Didn't know that...thanks for the info.

Mark said...

what is viddyho.com? porn?

Lefty said...

@Mark - I think it's a phishing site that asks you to sign in to your Google account to view a video. Then it spams all your contacts... The site is blocked by my Firefox or AVG settings so no idea.