Facebook “Dislike Button” Scam

The BBC reports that another rogue application, this one offering a “OFFICIAL Dislike” button, is wandering about Facebook. At this point, it doesn’t seem to do anything but be annoying, but its creators did not respond to inquiries.

When users click on the link it prompts them to install a rogue application, which does not function as a dislike button.

Once a user has given it permission to access their profile, it updates the user’s page with a link and a message: “I just got the dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!!”

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The scam finally points users towards a Firefox add-on that installs a “dislike” button.

The Firefox add-on is a separate thing that is directly available through Firefox.

I find that I am logging into Facebook less and less often, usually when I want to respond to or send a message to a “Facebook friend.”

I’m getting weary of slogging through a bunch of twitter updates masquerading as Facebook status updates.

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