Monday, May 10, 2010

Dubious Facebook pages scam you, Send Spam to your Friends

Chris Boyd, a security researcher at Sunbelt software, has reported how dubious Facebook pages can trick you into spamming people on your Facebook friends list.

The scheme relies on you manually copying and pasting information into your browser's address bar and then into completing a "survey." If you complete the survey and follow instructions on several misleading dialog boxes, you would be giving away the keys to the kingdom and grant access to your friends list to the scammers.

To read Chris Boyd's May 9, 2010 blog post and see sample screenshots of the ruse in action, go here:

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