WARNING | ‘Who is viewing’ your Facebook profile
Posted by Mike
The recent app, ‘Who is Viewing Your Profile’ is a SCAM, NOT the official Facebook ‘Insights’ This app is a 3rd party app, which may at the very least violate Facebook’s Terms and Conditions for applications. Official Facebook statistics are FREE from Facebook Insights.
This app keeps on making a return: Despite Facebook upgrading the app screening process, it looks like ‘who is viewing your Facebook profile has returned again. A sudden upswing in searches on Google for information about this malignant app strongly indicates who is viewing is active. Do not permit this app to access your Feacebook account. It is a SCAM.
The app directs you to a Facebook page
which instructs you to click a link to continue. It requires permission to connect with your facebook Account using a non-secure connection (http) If you click the ‘continue’ button, you will be directed to a website set up by a gambling operation, and asked to enter your cellphone number. One of the options is to subscribe to a cellphone app… the other is to ‘see if you are lucky’
This app may be harvesting Facebook users profiles to post ‘spoof’ wall posting that appear to come from the users, IS a SECURITY VIOLATION, and is in direct conflict with Facebook policy.
One can only assume there is more to this spam app than meets the eye. I would suspect it will harvest your cell number for spam mailing lists, at the very least.
If you have seen a posting on facebook, purporting to be from YOU, which you have not made, then immediately go to your Facebook Account Settings and DISABLE this app. (And while you are there, switch your facebook connections to SECURE i.e. HTTPS.)
This app should be reported to Facebook by anyone having been spoofed by the app..
This app is not just one of those irritating ones asking idiotic questions. It is a scam.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
FOLLOW UP: Aug 8, 2011 @ 21:51
The app was blocked by Facebook Security, and the website was not accesible today.
FOLLOW UP: Aug 30, 2011 @ 10:45
Trend Micro threat library lists this app as malware
Updated: February 19, 2012
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Posted on August 7, 2011, in Facebook, General News, Social Networks, Virus, Trojans, Security Threats and tagged Facebook, Facebook Apps, Scam, Security Risks, Social networks, spam, Worst Facebook Apps. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.