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A Facebook application using misleading messages spread quickly over the weekend. The application itself did no harm beyond making a mess but may be part of an indirect attempt to attract surfers towards sites promoting scareware packages. The application, Error Check System, posed as notification of errors in a Facebook user's …

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The issue..

.. here was that this application managed to circumvent the 'Allow this application access..?' page which is normally displayed. I knew from the bad grammar that it was fishy, but as the warning page usually includes a link to the facebook application page I thought I'd sniff out a few more details.

No warning; as soon as I clicked a notification link it added itself to my applications.

Should this be possible? I was under the impression it wasn't.

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Installing without warning page?

That definitely shouldn't be possible.

Neither should this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7376738.stm

Investigative journalists for the BBC managed to create and publish an application which gathers data not only of those that opt-in, but also their friends.

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Wonderful

So, Facebook is becoming a test platform for script kiddies ? This is going to be fun to watch.

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