Phony first Facebook status messages lead to rogue application

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

What are the odds that you and your friends posted your very first messages on Facebook on precisely the same day? May 2nd 2008.

Wouldn’t it be even more remarkable if you posted that very first message at the same time? 6:57am.

And wouldn’t it utterly blow your trousers off if you discovered that you and your friends also posted the same message at the same time on the very same day? What are the chances, eh?

Well, it’s obviously not true. But a new rogue application spreading voraciously across Facebook appears to be claiming precisely that.

My First Facebook Status Was: Hellllooooo ??? Posted on May 2nd 2008 6:57am Find yours out Here!

Please don’t click on the link. It will take you to a rogue application which will then try to post from your Facebook account as well.

Just because your friends may have fallen for this scam, doesn’t mean that you should too. Be smarter than them, and stay clued up about the current tidalwave…

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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