Facebook users, pay attention where you click

In the last months we have noticed an increased phishing activity targeted at  users of the well known social portal Facebook. The specific functionality which is attacked is the free redirect feature. Facebook can redirect to any website using a simple URL like this: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=<website&gt;.

This misuse of the feature made Facebook an extra step in the redirect.

We would like to urge the Facebook users to never click on links in the emails which seem to go to facebook.com.  Always write the address by yourself in the browser or use a bookmark created by yourself.

Sorin Mustaca
Manager International Software Development