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.
Custom Facebook applications are crucial for brands that run promotions on Facebook. The rules of the platform simply state that all promotions on Facebook must be administered within apps on Facebook.com, either on a canvas page or a page app. If you are about to launch an app of your own, have a look at the following tips we have picked up while developing Facebook apps for brands over the past couple of years. Some are no-brainers that are often forgotten, and some are quite specific, but all are useful to remember.
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.
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.
Apple officially confirmed that Facebook will be integrated into its iOS 6 and OSX Mountain Lion operating systems for mobile devices and Macintosh desktops, respectively, at its Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco Monday.
Facebook users who are disappointed that the social network hasn’t given them a way to see who has unfriended them can remain disappointed with Facebook if they like, but browser script Unfriend Finder, by Edouard Gatouillat, can provide the information they are looking for.
Amid the extensive coverage throughout the tech media of Facebook’s new video calling feature, it took a comedian to uncover the first big bug.