Facebook Easter Egg causes a flap

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

My mate Ben told me a story the other day which he thought I would find amusing.

He’s a Facebook addict, and has been regularly cajoled for spending hours checking the social networking site for updates from his buddies instead of the biology job he’s supposed to be busy doing..

The other day he stepped away from his desk for what Americans charmingly call a “comfort break”, and returned to his desk to find bizarre red circles appearing like a lens flare on the Facebook page he was logged into.

In reality, he had fallen victim to an office prank – one of his colleagues had turned on a Facebook Easter Egg while Ben was away from his desk.

You could do this on Facebook too. You…

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.