Facebook Widget Troubles

It seems Facebook is the latest toy that hackers are using to spread adware and malicious code.

According to an article posted yesterday at NetworkWorld, there is a widget called “Secret Crush” that you can add to your Facebook account.  Just like most widgets, in order to use it you have to forward it on to some of your friends and encourage them to use it as well.  After forwarding it on, it is supposed to tell you your secret crush.

The article says that the widget doesn’t work and never does tell you about a secret crush.  Instead, you are rewarded with spyware software that sends you ads.

One more way for my kids to wreak havoc on my home network. . .wooo hooo.

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