Can you really see who viewed your Facebook profile? Rogue application spreads virally

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Once again, a rogue application is spreading virally between Facebook users pretending to offer you a way of seeing who has viewed your profile.

As we’ve described a couple of times before, plenty of Facebook users would *love* to know who has been checking them out online.. but unfortunately scammers are aware of this, and use the lure of such functionality as a way to trick you into making bad decisions.

Messages spreading rapidly across the Facebook social network right now say:

OMG OMG OMG… I cant believe this actually works! Now you really can see who viewed your profile! on [LINK]

If you’re tempted to click on the link you’re taken to a webpage which encourages you to go a little deeper and permit an application to have access to your Facebook profile.

But do…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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