Cybercriminals are always trying to figure out the best way to fool users, and I have to admit that sometimes they do it using some smart approaches. There is an hoax circulating on Facebook right now:
ALERT >>>>> Has your facebook been running slow lately? Go to â€œSettingsâ€ and select â€œapplication settingsâ€, change the dropdown box to â€œadded to profileâ€. If you see one in there called â€œun named appâ€ delete itâ€¦ Its an internal spybot. Pass it on. about a minute agoâ€¦.i checked and it was on mine.
Of course thatâ€™s not true. But the most interesting thing is that as you can see, there is no link to click on. A normal user will go to a search engine to find out what this is aboutâ€¦ and then he will find that there is a nice BlackHat SEO attack that makes the 1st and 2nd results to lead to a malicious website that forces you to install a rogueware application:
If you click on it you will have the rogueware called LivePcCare installed on your computer:
Update: Facebook has published a note to give some information to the users abour the unnamed app:
Some people have posted about the appearance of an application listed as “Unnamed App” in their Application Settings. This was a bug, which we have now fixed. It did not damage any accounts. Be wary of any sites that claim to be able to fix this, as they might contain malicious software.