With great power, comes great spamability.

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:

Facebook Spam Wall Post screenshot

Facebook Spam Wall Post screenshot

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!

hugecrushonyou. com

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:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?profile.php&id=651063043#wall

Thanks,
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.

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