Facebook Haters Hooked by Fake Dislike Button
If Justin Bieber or "the biggest and scariest snake" didn't lure you in, the latest Facebook scam offering a fake "dislike" button may do the trick. As much as Facebook users crave an app to dislike their friends' posts ― a thumbs down alternative to the ubiquitous thumbs up "like" button ― the "dislike" button currently sweeping Facebook is a scam.
If you see a message on your wall from a friend that says, "I just got the Dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!" or something similar, don't click on the link. Contrary to its claims, this is not Facebook's Official Dislike Button. Facebook does not currently offer a "dislike" button.
It's another survey scam, according to internet security firm Sophos. If a user clicks to install the rogue app, it silently updates the user's Facebook status and sends the same message to all of their friends, and then it asks for the user to complete a survey before the app can be installed. If the survey is completed, users still don't get the button, but are pointed to FaceMod, a third party "dislike" add-on for Firefox , which currently has more than 352,000 fans on its Facebook page.
FaceMod has no connection to the scam, according to Sophos.
If you’ve fallen for the scam, remove the malicious app from your Facebook profile and remove the message from from your status, News Feed, and your Likes and Interests in the “Edit my Profile” menu.
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