Site Reliability Team Lead at News UK

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13 March 2011


by Mike


Viral scams are spreading rapidly across Facebook, tricking unsuspecting users into saying they "Like" a page, which helps the links spread far and wide. The scams use a technique called clickjacking, often called "Likejacking" when it happens on Facebook. Typically you are presented with a realistic-looking video player, but clicking anywhere on the screen with your mouse actually triggers an invisible Facebook Like of the content.

Remember that often liking a page will give that page permission to post to your Facebook stream…