Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Get Kromked

If you use Facebook, then you've probably gotten a direct message from a friend asking you to visit kromked.net. It should go without saying, but DON'T!

You should ALWAYS be suspicious of cryptic messages like this one. In fact, that's a good reason to not be cryptic in messages you send. Spell out what you mean when messaging your friends. In a day where we are being conditioned to communicate in 140 characters or less, this IS a message that bears repeating.

There's not much out there yet about this kromked spam but I did find a description of what happens if you click the link at www.islandcrisis.net.  The author says that basically nothing happened, nothing obvious that is.

Even as a mac user, I am not going to let my curiosity get the best of me. It killed the cat, you know. Just say no to kromked.net.

UPDATE: Kurt from has www.islandcrisis.net has been posting updates about this and has proposed an interesting theory about what the scheme might be. Click on over for the update.

3 comments:

BarryP said...

Excellent post Larry. I especially like your comment about cryptic messaging.

Kurt Avish said...

Thanks for linking back Larry.

I have just updated the post with a possible strategy that this domain owner and facebook spammer might be doing. Check the post for more.

I think this is just a very imaginative strategy to make this new domain to get value quickly but is using a possible loophole in facebook to spread the domain name url.

The referring page has been changed now. Just checked it some minutes ago.

geekbert said...

Thanks for the update Kurt.