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Facebook color changer scam

posted Aug 11, 2014, 11:28 AM by Craig Cox   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 11:28 AM ]
At first glance, there's some contradictory information out there about this.  The article which seems to resolve the contradictions best is from cnn money.  The short story is this:

If you use the Google Chrome browser, there is a web site called colormyfacebook.com that will change the Facebook color scheme only when you are using your google Chrome browser.  This is the only legitimate way of altering Facebook's appearance, and it only works in Google Chrome - not Internet Explorer, not Firefox.

That aside, there is a pernicious scam floating around pretending to offer custom Facebook colors but in fact stealing your login so as to spam all your friends, and compromising your computer with malware (usually to be part of a bot net, but the article does not specify this).

The usual defense applies:  Be skeptical about clicking the link, especially when it comes out of the blue.