You would assume that every application on Facebook is harmless since it has to get approved by Facebook before going live.
But you would be wrong. It’s easy to fall victim to a scam Facebook application that’s out to serve no purpose other than to muck up your friends’ feeds with advertising junk or worse, collect your information to sell to cyber crooks.
I got caught up in one last week. Click-happy and distracted, I saw in my newsfeed that a work colleague used an app that found her first Facebook status (supposedly “Finally got on Facebook!’’).
Is this real?’’ I wondered. Over-confident and curious, I clicked to find out if it would find mine, and I gave the app permission to access my information.
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