Middle man Attacks
Earlier today as I was visiting some friends I almost fell out of my chair as I heard and seen a man in the middle attack on facebook .
The original alert that was posted was removed for further digesting .
But this is how it was and most likely still is happening on facebook and how it could possibly happen anywhere on the INTERNET .
On facebook today someone clicked on a add or picture that a hacker had set up .
Once they clicked on it they were given like a denial of service which in turn log them out of facebook and redirected them to a fraudulent log in page .
This type of attack is very common threw out the INTERNET .
These types of attacks can very depending upon the intent of the hacker as well the OS you are using and device .
For this example on the man in the middle attack i went to none other than wikipedia once there scroll to reference point ( Beyond Cryptography ) .
Straight out of the archives of wikipedia I give you the man in the middle attack .
What if this happens to YOU on Facebook
What if this happens to you on Facebook or any other place on the INTERNET you happen to be ?
The first thing is do not panic before longing back in look at the page to determine if it looks like an official login in page .
If you work for a large company and this happens you should follow the guidelines set fourth by your administrated security force .
For the common user I would suggest flushing the browser and closing the browser reopening and return to your normal login .
Take notice how the device your using is reacting .
If everything appears to be normal and the login page looks to be secure and as you remember from prier logins you should be good to login .
If things appear to be odd or different at all further security procedures might be called for as well as notifying facebook or whom ever administrates the place you are logging in to .
Who would do this to Facebook
Who would do this to Facebook or any other place on the INTERNET ?
For this explanation I am going to refer you to a prier article I have already written called Hacking WI/FI .
And Hacking The Hackers .
What Could happen to my Facebook
Once logging in on a false login page the Hacker ( middle man ) then has your password and access to all your account information and can impersonate you or change your password .
If it is on Facebook or other social media groups they could send random post out to everyone in your friends list .
If it were associated with your email they could E – Mail everyone in your mailing list .
What to do if your Facebook is Hacked
The first thing to do if you suspect your Facebook has Ben hacked is to stay come .
Second I would suggest using another device but if that is not possible just continue to this Facebook help page .
Wen on your device you are the Administrator / Security officer / maintenance professional .
Whether you want to be or not .
It dose not matter if your on Facebook or anywhere els on the INTERNET taking notice of of your devices environment should be most important .
From my experience a lot of lower end viruses and man in the middle attacks come and stick to and are browser intrusive laying waiting for rebirth .
Peace have a great day surfing the safe FACEBOOK wave I am out .