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Windows 7: Facebook "Dislike" Scam

16 Aug 2010   #1
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Facebook "Dislike" Scam

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The scam tricks users into allowing a rogue application to access their profile page, which then posts spam messages.

It also attempts to lure people into completing an online survey, for which the scammers are paid money.
Details...
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16 Aug 2010   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the heads up man



Steve
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16 Aug 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another solid reason that I keep my facebook activities pretty simplistic. I don't play the games, I don't install the apps...so I get what I want out of Facebook without all of the unwanted extras.
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16 Aug 2010   #4
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Another solid reason that I keep my facebook activities pretty simplistic. I don't play the games, I don't install the apps...so I get what I want out of Facebook without all of the unwanted extras.
Same here. I've found Facebook to be one of the most dangerous places for apps/add-ons. FB is so derelict in its duty to police its own site.

Some people (including myself in some instances) feel Apple is too strict with its app store, but if there is a good eye kept on apps, things like this won't happen often.

But it seems that if you can build an app, FB is happy to have you without evening knowing anything about it.
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16 Aug 2010   #5
maceman

 

Thanks!
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16 Aug 2010   #6
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Interesting read thanks, I'm another that doesn't go there very often and then it's only to keep in touch with a few people. I don't play any of the games or download anything from them.
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16 Aug 2010   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Shenanigans on Facebook - never!


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16 Aug 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't subscribe ... my kids do, but I took one totally off after cleaning up the mess on her computer. She was okay with it.
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16 Aug 2010   #9
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I always ignored all of the apps right from the start. I keep mine simple. I can see just normal posts, and that's about it. Even with other peoples damn games I made it so I don't see their posts from games/apps.

A few months back, there was also a big one about a "Disney Secret" that everyone seemed to fall for, and it supposedly wanted all this info and stuff before you could see it. Phone numbers and everything. I saw so many people falling for it, I just had to start barking about not falling for every little thing they see on FB. There's even stories/examples about how it works, and the exact steps that the app takes to get the info.
I was so sick of seeing everyone falling for it I just linked the stories, and posted that if they do it.....don't say you weren't warned. Anything that asks for personal info before you are able to see it just isn't trustworthy at all, yet some people just don't think.
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16 Aug 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Another solid reason that I keep my facebook activities pretty simplistic. I don't play the games, I don't install the apps...so I get what I want out of Facebook without all of the unwanted extras.
+1 Exactly. No apps, no games, and privacy except for friends and no friends of friends.
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