StopBadware BadwareBusters Community to Stop Badware-Malware, Phishing, Virus, Report Bad URLs

StopBadware BadwareBusters Communtiy Project to Stop Badware Virus Malware Spam Phishing Online Frauds
StopBadware BadwareBusters Communtiy Project to Stop Badware Virus Malware Spam Phishing Online Frauds issues facebook google
Do you feel it unsafe now to surf the web? Have you ever got infected by visiting malicious website trying to install a malware, got trapped by online frauds, compromised your personal information, got phished, lost your money, got fooled by spammy app in facebook? Are you annoyed of these badware websites and would like to see Wonderful Wealthy World Wide Web Clean? StopBadware can help! Read more to learn how you can be a part of it.

About StopBadware

StopBadware is a nonprofit organization originated at Harward University's "Berkman Center for Internet & Society" in 2006 based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Which was later joint by Google, Paypal, Mozilla, Nominum, Verizon, and Qualys after 2010. StopBadware helps protect users from threats, aims to stop badware. They provide tools and resources from webmasters, security experts to a novice users to stop badware.

StopBadware involves community of BadwareBusters for manual badware reports. The data is then merged and distributed between different partner data providers - Google, NSFOCUS and Sunbelt Software.

SStopBadware Parteners : Google, Paypal, Mozilla, Nominum, Verizon, and Qualys



BadwareBusters

BadwareBusters is a part of StopBadware, a community of people (like us) fighting virus, spyware, phishing, spams, and other badware. Communtiy members known as badwarebusters report URLs of badware they find on web and social networks.

BadwareBusters also provide list of top 50 IP addresses/network and top 50 URLs reported, so you can see which threat is currently on rise - the badware trends.

Every reported URL is listed on your profile, and you can also report badware anonymously. You can also check if a URL is blacklisted in the clearinghouse.

StopBadware BadwareBusters Communtiy Project to Stop Badware Virus Malware Spam Phishing Online Frauds issues facebook Google


BadwareBusters for Webmasters

If you are a webmaster BadwareBusters can help you identify, remove and prevent entering badware in your websites. If your website is blacklisted you can ask for independent review of your website. BadwareBuster provides tips & tools to clear the badware from websites. Software publishers and webmasters must follow the badwarebusters guildlines.

In most cases the infected website contains malicioius scripts, hidden iframes, and .htaccess redirects.


Badwares and Social Engineering

Hackers and Spammers use social engineering techniques to trap an ordinary internet user. This can be seen with almost all spam emails from known and unknown senders; spamy conversation, wallpost, chat, events in facebook. They attract users to click on links and then do perform particular tasks, download software/adware/malware/fake codecs/virus to view any image or video often related to current trending topics like Royal wedding, Osama Bin Laden Shoot videos etc.


BadwareBusters on Facebook

Facebook is hacker's paradise, because it's easy to fool a facebook user, yes obviously not possible without social engineering, is full of spammy apps , which ask to copy and paste some code (javascript) on the addressbar. You should never execute any javascript on the addressbar of webbrowser while you are logged in to facebook. This could compromise your personal information like account password.

Some of the recent spams, which ask users to execute javascript on addressbar and other spammy apps:
┌ Profile stalker
├ Face revolution
├ Who deleted you on facebook
├ Cam girl
├ Face Wallpaper
├ How will you look after 50 years
├ This man should be stoned to death for doing this..
└ Who views your profile etc.

As a badwarebuster you can report abuse/spam all the bad urls on facebook and the badwarebuster's website as well. This will prevent the spam to spread and may help in bringing down the site from host, if the host provider uses the stopbadware's/partner's database.



┌ Join Badware Busters       badwarebusters.org
├ Sumbit Bad URLs            badwarebusters.org/community/submit
├ ClearingHouse Search      stopbadware.org/home/reportsearch
└ Tools and Resources         badwarebusters.org/main/resources


You can join the forum for discussing the security issues with community member and also read their blog (our blog as well ;) to know about the latest security threats and how to prevent them.

Shekhar Sahu
Blogger, Programmer, Designer, Animator



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