The ‘Bom Sabado’ worm which had hacked through millions of Orkut accounts is now removed by Google. Google released a statement in their blog which notified all users that the worm Bom Sabado has been dealt with & Orkut is safe for now.
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. I’ll make sure to keep you guys posted on more updates”
If you think that you are affected by this virus please change your passwords immediatly and clean your browser cookies as-well. Its safe to keep away from opening your orkut until orkut official give out the status of the attack.
Bug Status :Problem is Under Control, Bug Not Fixed (Keep Visit to know the status)
Orkut new version is found to be affected by a mass spreading new worm.
The worms static analysis says that its just a mass spreading worm which uses ur scrap book to spread and makes u join few communities.
The worm writer bypassed the script restrictions on orkut by passing on the following tags to IFRAME
Here the java script code which is hosted in tptools.com is called via onload function and excuted, and this happen when u login and reach ur orut home age
as ur new scraps are updated in ur home page, or either by visitng your scrap book triggers the excution of the code.
The worm is programmed to send copy of itself to all in ur friendlist via scrap and make u join few communities.
And there would not be much harm as of now, and I dont think you need to change your passwod and all.
Like you, the Google Chrome team was pretty excited last week to see all the new features debut on orkut. The improved page rendering and image loading on orkut really take advantage of the speed and functionality of modern web browsers like Chrome.
It got us thinking: how can we show how excited we are about these new features on orkut? And here's our answer! We're pleased to announce new themes for a new orkut:
We asked artists, hailing from all over the world, to design 6 themes inspired by today's digital lifestyle. Some designed beautiful patterns out of the gadgets that keep us connected. Others celebrated the communities we form and the emotions we feel when staying in touch with our friends and family online.
Just visit the orkut themes page and pick a new theme! Once you choose your favorite, you can get the same theme for Google Chrome, a fast web browser, and then browse the web with speed and style!
Download Google Chrome now and get the official orkut extension built right in. From anywhere on the web, you'll receive orkut updates and scrap notifications, and you'll be able to search on orkut or share the webpage you're viewing with your friends. There's no better way to stay connected!
Dress up your profile and your browser in a spiffy new theme and join us in celebrating the modern web.