Here are some examples of Facebook spam that I have seen on users’ walls where their “friends” have left a spam message promoting a drug store that will allegedly help you enhance your sexual organs.
Thanks to those of you who have dropped me a line in the last week or so following this story on The Register, “Facebook Troll sends mob against Cluley.”
Last night, BBC TV in the UK broadcast an investigation into Facebook security on their flagship consumer affairs program, Watchdog. Their findings have been reported in news stories worldwide.
BBC investigators set up a fake Facebook id called “Amba Friend”, contacted 100 people at random with friend requests, and reported how many accepted the invitation from a total stranger.