Bom Sabado Scrap Plagues OrkutBy Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Saturday, September 25, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- It seems that after Twitter and Facebook another social networking site Orkut has been affected by a worm. The users of Orkut have complained that they are getting a strange scrap named Bom Sabado in their scrapbox, which is equivalent to wall in Facebook. However, it is too early to say if it is indeed a harmful computer worm or a prank played by someone with no evil intention. The way the scrap has gone viral however, suggests that it could be a virus after all. The Orkut users who found the scrap were taken aback and asked their online friends in Orkut and other sites whether they also got it. When they saw that most of their Orkut friends also got it their anxiety shot up.
The Bom Sabado scrap may not do any harm to the people who have got in their Orkut profile. However, it is better to use Orkut’s older versions for some time. It is thought to be safer. Another advisable step would be to clear the browser cache and cookies. It will make the system less prone to any script with malicious code. For enhanced security the users can change their Orkut password as has been suggested by some.
The word Bom Sabado stands for Good Friday. The scrap has become a hot searched topic on the web after plaguing Orkut. It may turn out to be a joke in the end but one has to admit that such scripts are appearing more frequently in popular sites that offer social networking.