Be Careful What You “Like” On the Web

Clickjacking: Be careful what you ‘like’

Please, please, PLEEEASE! Read this notable warning about “liking” stuff on the web with Facebook’s “LIKE” button popping up everywhere and on all those dumb “likeable” sites getting you to vote on liking dumb topics that don’t exist.

“To put a cherry on top of the huge mess Facebook has created lately regarding their security and privacy problems, now there are huge security issues with their infamous ‘Like’ button.

While it is so easy for a reader to ‘like’ something on the Internet, it is also very easy for spammers and hackers to exploit your data now too. So far, the ‘like’ button hack just brings users to a spammy page full of ads (see examples here). Experts worry that this could escalate to hackers using more aggressive methods that can install malware on a person’s machine without them even knowing.

What makes this attack an impending threat on the Internet community as a whole is that when you ‘like’ something, it shows up on your Facebook page, and all your friends will see that on their news feed. From there, they may click on it and be brought into the same malicious page, hence spreading the effect.”


About KappaDiva
Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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