Justin Bieber trying to flirt? Another Facebook rogue application

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

My fellow blogger Chet Wisniewski wrote overnight about a rogue Facebook app that claims to show a video of a girlfriend and boyfriend being hit by a car as they are kissing, and now we’re seeing widespread status updates from Facebook users claiming to be about Justin Bieber flirting.

The messages read:

OMG Justin Bieber trying to flirt, check it out

followed by a tiny.cc link, and are sent by an application called Bieberflirting.

If you’re one of the millions of teenybopper fans of Justin Bieber (and somehow I doubt that if you’re reading this blog..) then you may be tempted into clicking onto the link to find out more about your hearthrob’s seduction techniques.

What happens, however, is that you are taken to a rogue Facebook application that asks permission to access your profile.

If you find that your Facebook account has been compromised by the Bieberflirting…

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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