Latest Facebook hoax going around

I just received this message in my Facebook inbox from a friend…


Sorry that I had to send this message. Since Facebook has recently become very popular, has become the many complaints that Facebook has become unacceptably slow. The report shows that the reason is that Facebook has a number of non-active members and, secondly, many new Facebook members. We want to send this message to see whether you're active members or not. If you're active, can you send this message to at least 15 users. Use the "Copy - Cut and Paste" to show that you are still active. Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks in, will be removed in order to get more space. Send this message to your friends to show me that you are still active, and do not want to be removed.

Facebook founder
Mark Zuckerberg


There are a few things about this that make it unbelievable:
1- Your data on Facebook is too valuable to them to delete, whether you’re active, inactive or new. Combine that with the fact that they’ve really nailed how to store a ton of data and how to keep Facebook fast and it comes down to this message being a lie.
2- If this was an official Facebook announcement from Mark Zuckerberg, he wouldn’t have people forward it around. It would be posted clearly on Facebook’s site.

I’m pretty sure that Facebook doesn’t ever delete anything, so I’m guessing they’ll be able to trace the root source of this hoax and act on the offender’s account appropriately.

Adding a Facebook “Like” block to your Drupal site

I just added the newly announced “Like” button to my blog. It’s very easy to do on Drupal.

First, enable PHP input format…
In Drupal 6, the PHP input format is not enabled by default – it has to be enabled by enabling an additional module. So go to admin/build/modules and enable:
PHP filter 6.8 Allows embedded PHP code/snippets to be evaluated.

Next, create your new block…
Go to #Administer, #Site building, #Blocks
Click on the “add blocks” tab
Enter in a Block description and put the following in the Block body:


Change the “Input format” to “PHP Code”

Save it and you’re done!

My first facebook phisher

I just received my first facebook phishing email.

It looks pretty legit. The obvious thing that stood out to me was that the link points to www.facebook.com.xxxasqwz.eu/globaldirectory/LoginFacebook.php. Note that the domain is xxxasqwz.eu, not facebook.

Here is a snapshot of the page on xxasqwz.eu:

If you login here, you’ll be giving a phisher your username and password.

If you receive email that appears to be from any site you consider important (banks, social networks, etc…) use caution when clicking on the links within. The best practice is to open a browser and type in the site name (or use your bookmark) to go to the site, then login and look for alerts there. If Facebook was really going to make the login changes mentioned in the email, you’d see something about it when you login (in either your Facebook inbox, notifications or an announcement at the top of the page once you’re logged in.)

Don’t trust links sent in email. Go to the site like you would normally, login and then look for any announcements or alerts from there.