Thursday, September 30, 2010

“Bom Sabado” Worm Hits Google’s Orkut

In a week marked by Twitter and Facebook service fails, Google just
became the third huge web service to experience turbulence, with
primarily Brazilian social network Orkut being hit hard today by the
"Bom Sabado"
javascript worm, which infected user streams with a scrap with the
text "Bom Sabado" and then automatically signed up those users for

As Orkut currently has over 52 million active users worldwide and over
34 billion pageviews each month it's no surprise that "Bom Sabado"
("Good Saturday") is currently trending on Google.

While neither Google or Orkut has responded to our inquiries on the
extent of the virus or whether it is still happening, we're hearing
that the Orkut security team is trying to resolve the issue, and the
best way currently to avoid the bug is to avoid Orkut entirely
according to power user ghafoortabish who explains how to avoid the

1. DO NOT visit any profile on Orkut till this script is blocked (
More preciously DO NOT use Orkut till this is blocked, as you can get
affected by Flash scrpas posted on your SB too! )

2. Clear your cookies and cache right away and change your password
and security question :

3. Let your friends know about this script and make them aware of the
situation. ( It's just an effort to minimize the damage ).

Thanks: C Mohan

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