08 Apr '11, 10am

Don't Like - a thieving Facebook app

Don't Like - a thieving Facebook app

Facebook users beware. If your attention is grabbed by a video post with the headline “Tornado Randomly Appears During Soccer Game”, chances are a storm has ripped through your account. Another video post entitled "This is the best April Fools' prank ever!” will only leave users feeling foolish. Security expert Symantec reports that a Facebook application is making rounds with the aim of stealing passwords. Clicking on the message forces the download of a script which displays a Facebook login message even if the user is already logged in. Once the login details are entered, the malicious app will sends two POST requests, one to Facebook, and the other to the malicious server where the user’s email address and password is stored. The very detailed fraud app will hide the malicious site to even attentive users who may double-check the URL only to find “apps.facebook.com” in...

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