Justin Bieber Used to Trick Users in Facebook 'Like' Scheme
First, Twitter changed its Trending Topics formula, which disrupted JB's near-permanent reign. Then, the Shaved Bieber application surfaced, and allowed people to block all instances of Justin's name from their browsers.
Now a new Facebook scheme is using the 16-year-old pop star to lure people to click on fake "Like" buttons and links. When a user logs onto the social networking site, a link that says "Justin Biebers Phone Number Leaked!" appears and asks the user to "Click here to continue." That "click here" button is actually a masked "Like" button.
So far, it doesn't seem like this "clickjacking" or "likejacking" scheme has any viruses or can affect your computer in any way, but it's still deceptive. Those who fall for the fake links have to go into the "Likes and Interests" section of their account to remove the unwanted pages.
After Facebook just launched a new safety center and vowed to make their privacy controls easier to use, this scheme doesn't make us feel very protected. We know the clickjacking links are harmless, but it might not always be that way. What do you think? %Poll-47461%