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Beware: App for changing Facebook profile color is malware | Daily Digest News

Want to change the color of your Facebook page? You are not alone.

In fact, according to a recent Tech Times article, 10,000 people around the world have been infected by a malware application that hooks Facebook users by telling them it can shift the color schemes of their Facebook profiles. The program manifests itself as a Facebook application, a fact that further convinces many users that it is, in fact, genuine and supported by Facebook.

To avoid the problem, Facebookers should be on the lookout for one of the two ways in which the program can launch an attack. When users visit the site for the purported “color change” software, they will be asked to watch a tutorial video on how to customize their Facebook page. This video is actually designed to steal what are called “Facebook Access Tokens,” which hackers can use to essentially take over your Facebook profile and network with your friends – with the obvious goal of getting more users to fall into the same trap.

The program can also take hold through a malicious application download. If you are a using a PC, this download takes the form of an invasive, pornographic video player. If you are using an Android tablet or smartphone, on the other hand, the program will use a classic malware hoax to hit you: informing you that your system has been infected and that the device must download an app to find the virus and solve the problem.

via Beware: App for changing Facebook profile color is malware | Daily Digest News.


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