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Facebook Software Could Turn Victim Machines Into Bots

A recent research conducted by the Foundation for Research and Technology in Heraklion, Greece reveals that users of social networking sites like Facebook can be duped into turning their computers into bots which later on used to attack Websites without their knowledge.

The foundation disclosed that they developed an application named FaceBot for their research with an apparent objective to display an impressive photograph to visitors every day.

Thus, the proof-of-concept FaceBot software posed as 'Photo of the Day', a tool designed to present different photos, taken from National Geographic for users on their Facebook pages. However, apart from presenting a photograph, the tool was delivering malware that infected the...

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