Last week, I got my first truly obnoxious Facebook spam/virus. Random friend requests can be prevented with the right recipe of privacy settings, and application crazed friends can be restrained by ignoring requests from certain users – but now, your wall is under attack via your friends!
Logging into my Facebook on Friday, I had the following wall post waiting for me from a wife of a friend:
Any site with banner ads has probably told you that you have a message waiting from your crush, or that one of your friends has a crush on you – so the vibe is negative immediately. But many still took that chance and clicked the link – setting off a trigger that pasted the same message on the walls of all of their friends! So be careful young Facebook-ers, Spam filters are no longer just for email.
It looks like Facebook found out and blackballed the URL, as today my account received the same message with a few changes to get around Facebook’s filters…Ron wrote on your Wall:
“SOMEONE HAS A BIG CRUSH ON YOU!
IT REALLY DOES WORK., DONT MISS OUT!
.remove the space!”
To see your Wall or to write on Ron’s Wall, follow the link below:
The Facebook Team
Facebook is on the ball however, as by the time I logged in to screencap v2 of the virus, it had already been removed from my wall by the powers that be.