Facebook isn’t doing enough to protect members from a recent spate of clickjacking attacks on the popular social networking site.
That’s the verdict of 95% of the 600 people we polled overnight after the latest attack that struck the social network, tricking users into ‘liking’ a webpage entitled ‘101 Hottest Women in the World’.
The scams, dubbed ‘likejacking’ by Sophos, exploit the ‘Like’ button facility by automatically updating a user’s Facebook status to ‘like’ a third party webpage without the user realising that they have clicked a button at all.
The update is then automatically shared with a user’s Facebook friends via the website’s newsfeed, helping the attacks to spread rapidly across the social network.
Although the attacks are yet to deliver malicious…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.