Facebook warns of recent wave of spam

BERLIN (AP) - Facebook says it is on top of a wave of spam
appearing on users' pages with graphic pictures depicting sex and
violence, but is asking people to remain vigilant in safeguarding
their accounts.
Facebook in Germany said in a statement Wednesday that the
recent attack tricked users into pasting and executing malicious
JavaScript in their browsers' URL bar, exploiting a vulnerability
that caused them to unknowingly share the content.
The dapd news agency reports Facebook saying "our team
responded quickly and we have eliminated most of the spam caused by this attack" and that "we are now working to improve our systems
to better defend against similar attacks."
Facebook recommends in the meantime not copying and pasting
unknown code into the address bar and using up-to-date browsers.

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