ALERT FOR FACEBOOK USERS

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ALERT FOR FACEBOOK USERS

Post by Camstal » 27 January 10 1:25 pm

There may be an internal spybot hidden on your facebook page. To check and remove it if you have it Go to "Settings" and select "application settings", change the dropdown box to "added to profile". If you see one in there called "un named app" delete it... Its the internal spybot.

I had it and removed it quickly.

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Post by Postman Pat » 27 January 10 2:25 pm

I had it thanks for the heads up it is now gone I hope =D>

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Post by jusojara » 27 January 10 5:37 pm

I had it too - Thanks =D>

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Post by SecretSquirrel-BJC » 27 January 10 5:56 pm

thanks

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Post by CraigRat » 27 January 10 6:02 pm

Any details on what this app was doing?

You do realise nearly all the quizzes and apps gather data on you??

How is this one different?

http://www.facebook.com/apps/applicatio ... 4232425072 Take the ACLU's quiz and see what info is available to app developers about you, your friends and your friends friends.

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Post by murf » 27 January 10 6:39 pm

I wouldn't panic too much...

If you read down towards the end of this page, the Facebook developers are deprecating the "Boxes" app, which appears to be causing this broken app to appear:
http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/ind ... ed_Profile
I'm guessing someone saw it and wondered how many people they could get to tell other people that its a virus.

Other references:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 431AAJkPoW
http://www.facebook.com/help/?question= ... ion=327204

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Post by CraigRat » 27 January 10 6:49 pm

Seems this was less dangerous than any 'what kind of breakfast cereal does you dog resemble the most' type quiz.

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Post by GammaPiSigma » 28 January 10 10:58 am

Interesting article from theregister.co.uk:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/27 ... ware_scam/

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