Malicious Facebook apps can steal your info

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Most people enjoy installing Facebook apps while using the social networking site, but according to a report by Trend Micro, you have to be wary of the apps that you use. Currently, at least six applications have been identified by the Internet security firm including Posts, Your Photos, Stream, and Birthday Invitations.

Once installed onto your computer, these malicious applications can steal your log in details as well as send spam to your Facebook friends. The following has appeared on affected users’ friends pages: “(Your Name) has sent you a message” with a hyperlink to a phishing site. These applications started popping up on the website early this week and led to a phishing site by the name of Non-designated IP addresses have also been used by the applications. To prevent clicking on the link to these sites, place your cursor over any links to review the URL.

As of right now, Facebook is looking into the report and will likely post updates when the applications have been removed.

Read: [Trend Micro]

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