‘Dislike’ Someone on Facebook and You’ll Be Sorry

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You may not like someone on Facebook. You may practically despise someone on Facebook. Just don’t fall for a new scam that claims to offer you a chance to vent by giving someone a very public thumbs-down.

If you see a message offering to enable a “Dislike” button, beware: security firm Sophos claims the “fast-spreading scam has caused problems for social networking users this weekend.”

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The message reads:

Facebook now has a dislike button! Click ‘Enable Dislike Button’ to turn on the new feature!

According to Sophos, the link supplants Facebook’s “share” button. Clicking it “will not only forward the fake message about the so-called ‘Fakebook Dislike button’ to all of your online friends by posting it to your profile, but also run obfuscated Javascript on your computer.”

“The potential for malice should be obvious,” adds Sophos.

The potential for annoyance, too. What a mess for Facebook, or should I say another mess for Facebook. The site’s awash in dubious pseudo-communiqués. I’m scrubbing link-spam off personal pages daily. It’s to the point I’d almost take one of these scammers up if they offered an app to simply blanket “Dislike Facebook.”

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