Just heard on the news about an identity theft scam – the FaceBook 'dislike' button.  There is no FaceBook dislike button except one I mention below!  It's a FireFox addon – not a button.   If you are solicited to click on this button, you are directed to a very nice looking survey.  As soon as you complete the survey your identity is available to the horrible hacker who created this and he/she can post messages to your FaceBook profile.

Here is an example of what might appear on your wall – "I just got the Dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!"  This message only appears on your wall if one of your friends has already fallen for it.

This is particularly nasty because how many of us would LOVE to have a 'dislike' button.

There is a FireFox addon from FaceMod that DOES give you a dislike capability.  I have not tried it but if you really want the dislike button (why not just ignore what you don't like??) get it from the source at FaceMod through FireFox -> Addons.

The moral – be VERY careful and do your due diligence before you click on stuff you don't know about – however attractive it might seem.

Cathy Perkins – The WordPress Wizard