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Second rogue Facebook app spams ‘friends’

Scoundrels have created another rogue Facebook application, the second to hit the social networking site in less than a week.

In the second attack, Facebook users receive notices that they have supposedly being reported for violation of the social networking site’s terms of service by someone in their friends list. A link on the notification leads to an application called “f a c e b o o k – – closing down!!!” which, post installation, spams all the affected user’s friends with the same message…

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* Thanks to Lee at Technibble

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March 1, 2009 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Internet scam, Web 2.0 | , , , , , , ,


  1. Is facebook still a good place to be on, or is it a dangerous place


    Comment by John | April 5, 2009 | Reply

    • John,

      To be safe(r) on Facebook, you must apply the same common sense paranoia you practice anyplace else on the Internet–
      * Don’t give out personal information that can be used in fraud
      * Don’t install any old neat-looking program(“widget”)
      * Don’t reply to unsolicited messages
      * etc…


      Comment by techpaul | April 5, 2009 | Reply

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