Rogue app catches out Facebook users

July 7, 2010

Facebook is not having much luck this week; first up was the comment by the BBC calling the users Saddos and now it seems that around 170,000 users of the social networking site have been tricked by a rogue application.

The fraud operates like any other email or message fraud with the user ending up clicking on a link which takes them to an app page where they are prompted to provide access to their profile etc.

As usual, these things work on the user’s emotions and the initial contact offers the user a video of someone who died because of a texting incident.

The simple fact is that any user of any social networking site would never be asked to hand over access permissions or anything like that. Users should know this by now.


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