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LOL CNN knows absolutely nothing about IM - Funny Article Published

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by christineexox, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. christineexox

    christineexox Newbie

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    Reffering to:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/social.media/05/31/facebook.malware.attack.mashable/index.html?iref=allsearch

    1. they say this scam tries to find out your home address by making you fill out an ipad offer that you only put your address.

    2. Download an app called FLV player , advertised a media player HD and it's malware.

    LMAOO

    1. Its a email submit or zip offer

    2. It's loudmo's FLV player , its adware not malware.:p
     
  2. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    These are the same people who can make or break a politician's career...
     
  3. Tanksapka

    Tanksapka Registered Member

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    CNN = Chuck Norris Network

    so many child wear superman t-shirt, but superman wear chuck norris t-shirt..
     
  4. christineexox

    christineexox Newbie

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    their SEO specialist for sure knows his stuff , but i would of thought cnn's reporters would have a better understanding of a topic before publishing it..
     
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    getty1212 Registered Member

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    Yeah that's kind of pathetic. I'm sure they could write an article saying "eating shit is good for your health" and people would eat it up (literally lol)
     
  6. facebookdude

    facebookdude Elite Member

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    Umm it was malware, not adware. And it was a modified version of Loudmo's FLV player
     
  7. Millygirl

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    I really wish the OP had a bit more knowledge. CNN did not write the article, it was written by someone over at Mashable (which isn't own by CNN). So it is Mashable who knows nothing about IM. If CNN just reported the news (wars, kidnappings, etc.) they would be out of a job.

    CNN has partnership with various websites online. Even Associated Content articles are known to show up on CNN (Don't believe me, check AC's main site for "Sites we like" and look for "the Frisky" which is owned by Time Warner Company...same people who owns CNN and CNN even showcase those articles on CNN.com like this article here.)

    In conclusion, CNN is just one big content mill, the only difference is they are backed by a lot of money and popularity.
     
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  8. dangerhymas

    dangerhymas Newbie

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    Thats Pete Cashmore... He owns Mashable. He probably knows just as well as anyone here whats going on but why explain something like that in accurate terms when you can scare people away and shut down small time nuisances like us?
     
  9. kendra

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    13,470 is nothing. :D

    People are getting 20x that without even using the clickjacking code.