My god people…when will you get over the ‘Dislike’ button obsession? Your undying love for this theoretical Facebook feature has led to the creation of a rogue Facebook Application. Generally, status updates will say something like, “Get the official Dislike button NOW!” followed by a link that the user can click on. When the user clicks on this link (because they can’t help themselves) the application then asks the user permission to access their info. This is something Facebooker’s are used to seeing, so most don’t think about it…they just click “Allow”.
Once the user clicks “Allow”, the application will then start spewing spam using the users account while the user is distracted by the online survey that they must fill out in order to activate the new ‘Dislike’ button!
So please make sure to use caution when allowing ANY application on Facebook to access your content. This goes for the “Find Out Who’s Stalking Your Facebook” applications as well!