Facebook is the biggest social network, and in spite of the controversy caused by the (lack of) privacy of information, it doesnâ€™t stop growing. One of the easiest actions it enables is to say that you â€œlikeâ€ something. Whe we are logged in this social network, just by clicking the corresponding icon you Express that you like a friendâ€™s picture, a comment, an applicationâ€¦and you can also say that you like something without being in Facebook page. Many websites have added this feature, in such a way that you can say that you like something just with a click as long as youâ€™re logged in Facebook. The best way to understand this is with an example; Iâ€™ve been playing for more than a year an online rol game about vampires called Blood Wars, which has nothing to do with Facebook. However, the option to say that you like it in Facebook has been added recently to the main site of the game:
When clicking this link, your Facebook page is automatically updated, indicating that you like Blood Wars:
But letâ€™s put ourselves in a cybercrookâ€™s place, who is looking for money. They may want to win money by making you visit for example a website which contains advertisements. Or even worse, which distributes malware and we get infected by rogueware, Trojans, etc. For the moment weâ€™ve not seen any case of malware distribution, but itâ€™s just a matter of time. In the last weeks weâ€™ve seen many cases which use baits like â€œ101 Hottest Women in the Worldâ€, â€œFarmvilleâ€ or â€œSex & the City 2â€, promising us to access the content about the topic of the site, to watch a video, etc. and the only thing that happens is that it is being distributed by appearing in Facebook and making all the friends that follow the link fall into the trap.