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Spyware on Facebook: It Was Only a Matter of Time

We all know about spyware and viruses, and how they affect our computers. And we all know Facebook lets you install widgets to your account. Therefore it was only a matter of time before someone created a widget to infect your computer with spyware. Well that time has come.

It might not be the first, but it’s the first time it’s come to my attention. One of the latest Facebook Widgets installs spyware on your computer.

Now before you panic, please note that for the widget to install itself you probably need to actively give it explicit permission past strong warnings! You know those really annoying but important “High Security Alert!!!” messages that a lot of people ignore. They’re there for a reason. Yet people still ignore them. When will we learn?

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I guess we’ll never learn. This is social engineering at it’s best.



 
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