Salam. I’ve been using Yahoo Messenger since 2004. At that time, it was the best way to communicate with friends from Friendster. Facebook is not popular in Malaysia at that time.
Anyway, the malware attack is not very new. I’ve been experience it few times. I just want to share some precautions on how to evade the attack.
1. Random friend
Sometime you never chat with this person but suddenly he / she trying to chat with you.
2. English language
Usually I will chat in Malay. Its weird to see my local Malay friend suddenly chat with me in English
3. Greetings or Salam
As a Muslim, I’ll always begin the conversation on YM with Salam. If it isn’t, then, they are some kinda malware.
4. Ask to click on a link
Finally, this person will ask you to click on a link. Usually, its an IQ test.
5. It doesn’t matter what you replied
This person will keep on chatting, despite your nonsense reply. Here’s a screenshot of what I’ve experienced.
This is my common test to see whether my friend is a real human or not. I will just answer with a random number, 1 to 5 to see how they respond.
Once you click on the link, the website will install a malware on your system. I’m not sure how the malware works. But if you’ve been infected, make sure to scan your system with antivirus or malware application.
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