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Re: Facebook seems to think my Arch Linux box has malware on it
From: Wesley Kerfoot <wjak56 () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:18:49 -0500

It turns out that it was a problem with firefox. However, I do not believe
I had any malicious addons or extensions for a few reasons. 1) I only had 4
extensions, adblock plus, pentadactyl, firebug, and noscript.
2) they were all vetted (presumably) by mozilla.

I believe, and this is simply speculation, that the problem may have been
caused by noscript stopping/interfering with some scripts on facebook.
Facebook would assume it was malware interfering with the site, and attempt
to block it. I am 99% sure my browser was not really compromised.

I'm going to try and reproduce it later.

On 19 January 2012 22:57, Byron Sonne <byron.sonne () gmail com> wrote:


“Your computer has malware!” Facebook says to me.

I am really curious to know, assuming that everything you've said is
accurate, how they determine you've got malware. This is rather curious.

The more I think about it, the more I wonder if something's come between
you and facebook pretending to be official, hoping to trick you into
downloading something.



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