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New Facebook Malware Suggests Phony “Pages You Might Like”

New Facebook Malware Suggests Phony “Pages You Might Like”

Emails have lately been arriving in Facebook users’ inboxes asking them to review a list of “pages they may like.” The messages feature pictures of the pages in the email body and a “personalized” subject line addressing the user by their first name. However, if users click the link, they are redirected to a real,…

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Researchers: Facebook Spammers May Make $200M a Year

Researchers: Facebook Spammers May Make $200M a Year

Everybody’s seen them: those annoying links on Facebook fan pages promising a free iPad, access to a lurid celebrity sex tape or “breaking news” about how Facebook is going to begin charging users. These spam links are often brushed off by intelligent web users, though a team of Italian researchers recently performed a calculation that…

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Your Recent Profile Viewer’s – Facebook Scam

Your Recent Profile Viewer’s – Facebook Scam

Scam Message: Your Recent Profile Viewer’s Scam Type: Profile Viewer, Rogue Facebook Application Trending: August 2013 Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the scam link takes you to an external website shown below: First off, the sketchy domain name you are redirected to should be a huge red flag. If you choose to continue then you…

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Malware Posing as Facebook Video, Hijacking User Accounts

Malware Posing as Facebook Video, Hijacking User Accounts

According to Italian researchers, a piece of malicious software that looks like a Facebook video is making the rounds on the site. When users click on the “video,” the bug hijacks their account and even their web browser. According to the researchers, the video appears as a link in an email or Facebook message telling…

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Facebook Fights Counterfeit Ads, Bad Ad Placement on Site

Facebook Fights Counterfeit Ads, Bad Ad Placement on Site

After Facebook became a publically traded stock in May of last year, they have increasingly sought ways to monetize their massive user base. Of course, online advertising is one of the easiest ways to profit from the unparalleled user base of the social network. However, as with most enterprises as large as Facebook, the road…

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“Instagram for PC” Scam Targets Facebook Users

“Instagram for PC” Scam Targets Facebook Users

A new scam is spreading on Facebook that promises to let users download an application called “Instagram for PC.” Of course, no such app exists, but as security firm Symantec reports, over 4,000 people have already posted about the scam on Facebook and Twitter. The app purports to let PC users access Instagram without a…

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Facebook Video Advertising Hoax Spreads Again!

Facebook Video Advertising Hoax Spreads Again!

Though Facebook is actually considering adding video ads to users’ News Feeds, a hoax message purporting to be from Mark Zuckerberg is spreading across Facebook that claims that these ads will radically change user experience on the site. “We are currently looking into playing video ads as a way to increase the profitability of Facebook,”…

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Just 14 years Old drunk girl did this infront of all Public – Facebook Scam

Just 14 years Old drunk girl did this infront of all Public – Facebook Scam

Spam Message: Just 14 years Old drunk girl did this infront of all Public Scam Type: Rogue Browser Extension Trending: July 2013 Why it’s a Scam: Clicking on the link shown above takes you to the following landing page: Clicking the play button directs you to the scam page where it appears that you need…

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Beware of Clickjacking Scams Posing as Adobe Flash Player

Beware of Clickjacking Scams Posing as Adobe Flash Player

Security researchers at Avast, an antivirus company, have found a link that has been spreading rapidly on Facebook and Twitter that prompts users to download malware that looks like Adobe Flash Player technology. Once users download the fake Adobe software, the scammers can take control of a user’s profile, posting to their feed, liking pages…

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Perfect Way to find who all are crawling my photos – Facebook Scam

Perfect Way to find who all are crawling my photos – Facebook Scam

Scam Message: Perfect Way to find who all are crawling my photos-> Scam Type: Browser Exploit, Profile Viewer Trending: December 2012 Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the scam link takes you to the following landing page: When you click the “Get Your Activation Code” button you are basically creating a login token for your Facebook…

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