A computer security firm warned Facebook users this week against installing and running a supposed app that promises to let one see who has viewed his or her profile.
Sophos said the rogue app is preceded by messages claiming Facebook has issued a new update which allows a user to check who has visited his or her profile.
“Clearly rogue applications like this could be used for scooping up personal information, or spreading spam and scams across the social network,” it said in a blog post.
It said the rogue application claims to be a “New Update from Facebook” that allows one to “check who visited your profile.”
Sophos said the app would post a message to the user’s Facebook page without the user’s explicit permission, and encouraging others to use the app.
“So if you fell for it, remove the messages from your timeline, revoke the app’s publishing rights and report it as spam to Facebook, and ensure that you have revoked its access to your account,” it advised.
“And remember this - Facebook does not give you any way to find out who has been viewing your profile. Any application or link which claims it can reveal to you who has should be treated with great suspicion,” it added. — TJD, GMA News