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Recover your Gmail and Orkut accounts from Bom Sabado attack

September 26th, 2010 3 comments

orkut Exploiting cross-site scripting flaw on Orkut, “Bom Sabado” worm is spreading like a plague on Orkut. Bom Sabado means ““Good Saturday” in Portuguese. It sends “Bom Sabado ” scraps to your friends and automatically joins your profile on some adult communities. It’s a cookie stealing script in action.

Am I infected?

If you have seen “ Bom Sabado! “ scrap on orkut, on your scrapbook or your friends scrapbook, or seen this scrap on Gmail’s web interface, you are infected.

Don’t panic !

What should you do?

  • Clear your cookies and cache.
  • Change your Google account password immediately by visiting the following link and don’t login to Orkut till Google engineers fix this issue.


  • Change the security question too


  • Keep your Mobile phone no. updated for getting password reset code.
  • Don’t try to open Orkut or messages from Orkut by e-mail. (SMTP & POP users may view the message in plain text)
  • Stop visiting the scrapbooks of others till they fix this issue.
    How can you help to avoid its spreading?
  • Login to mobile version of Orkut from Opera Mobile and delete all “ Bom Sabado! “ scraps


Pass this information to your friends. Stay tuned for further updates.

Install and maintain an updated Anti-virus and Anti-Malware like, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to keep your system free from Key loggers and backdoor trojans.

UPDATE from Google:

Hi all,

This is to inform you all that we’ve contained the “Bom Sabado” virus and have identified the bug that allowed this and have fixed it.

We’re currently working on restoring the affected profiles.

Thanks a ton to each of you who’s made an effort to alert everyone else about this.

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FREE online virus scanner

February 4th, 2009 No comments


Trend Micro™ HouseCall is an application for checking whether your computer has been infected by viruses, spyware, or other malware. HouseCall performs additional security checks to identify and fix vulnerabilities to prevent reinfection.

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System Requirements:

Trend Micro’s HouseCall requires the following system components:

  • At least 133MHz Intel™ Pentium™ processor or equivalent
  • At least 64MB of RAM
  • At least 30MB of available disk space

Operating System:

  • Microsoft Windows 98SE/NT4.0,SP6a/2000,SP2/XP,SP1/2003 and Windows MCE 2005
  • Linux Distributions that supports libc6
  • Solaris 2.6 and above


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.7, 1.5
  • Mozilla 1.7.12


  • Monitor that supports 800 x 600 resolution at 256 colors or higher

Macintosh support requires the following minimum system components:

  • Macintosh Computer with PowerPC G4 or G5 Processor
  • MAC OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • 512MB of RAM
  • At least 30MB of available disk space
  • Firefox Mozilla Firefox and later

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