Microsoft discovered malware aimed at obtaining Facebook users’ login information and taking over their accounts, and the new malware strain, Trojan:JS/Febipos.A, has been delivered in the form of extensions for Google Chrome and add-ons for Firefox. The only good news is that it appears to have been discovered only in Brazil thus far.
Many Facebook marketers fear the site’s rule that photo advertisements must contain no more than 20 percent text, mainly because there’s not a great way to tell beforehand if ads violates the guideline. Internet marketing firm TechWyse developed an in-house checking tool, and it decided recently to open it up to the public. Now advertisers can simply upload images and see if they contain more than 20 percent text.
That was quick: Even though only a small percentage of Facebook users has access to the social network’s redesigned Timeline, a browser extension to revert to the “old” Timeline has already been released.
Social-media-management platform HootSuite announced the release of HootSuite Assignments, a browser extension for Google Chrome that enables HootSuite Pro and HootSuite Enterprise users to quickly assign Twitter tweets and Facebook posts to team members.
Facebook users: Do you really want to know how much time you spend on the social network? If the answer to that question doesn’t scare you, TimeRabbit, an application from GigaWatch, is at your service.
A browser extension known as F.B. Purity is apparently impure when it comes to Facebook’s terms of service, as its developer claims to have been banned from the social network.
Facebook and Google Chrome users who are tiring of political posts as Election Day approaches now have two post-blocking candidates to choose from, as Social Fixer, an extension for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera, was joined by Chrome-only Noppl.