Danger level 8
Type: Malware

Beware of New Rogue Facebook Application

Beware of New Rogue Facebook Application is the latest scam link that one needs to be weary of. Facebook users need to show concern when allowing access into their profile information, as some Facebook applications may in fact be associated with malicious files and data.

Not all of Facebook pages and applications are malicious, however, one should definitely be careful and conscious about whom access to an account is given to.

Many computer users have recently received notifications in their newsfeeds promoting a Facebook application called “Teacher nearly kills 13 year old boy. SHOCKING”. Once this link is clicked on, the user will automatically be redirected to a malicious page.

Over 190, 000 people have already clicked on this particular link and the likes.

As far as we know, this spam link: Beware of New Rogue Facebook Application is the only annoying consequence of this application. However, one never really knows what may follow next once the dubious and malicious application has full access to a profile and what it can post on the said profile’s wall.

Should a user have received this link and given it the access to their account, it is suggested to remove the Beware of New Rogue Facebook Application link from the affected profile immediately, as well as any posts on the wall as well.

It is highly recommend to begin with checking the privacy settings on the Facebook account – regardless of whether or not you have been attacked by this rogue application or not.

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