Top 5 Social Networking Attacks You Should Dodge


3. Like-jacking

Using fake "Like" buttons, attackers trick users into clicking website buttons that install malware and may post updates on a user’s newsfeed, spreading the attack, Symantec said. Security vendors have gotten better at spotting the malicious code that enables the attack to work, Haley said.

A common scam that attempts to get users to enable a phony Facebook "Dislike" button continues to get detected from time to time, Haley said. Any service that attempts to get the user to copy and paste JavaScript or a link into their browser is a big scam-warning sign.