Popularity always comes at a price. BBC News reports that hackers are increasingly looking to Facebook as a means of harvesting information, with five separate "viral" applications seeking to gather user information under false pretences in the last week. Lifehacker regulars are probably already well-versed in treating any requests from anywhere with suspicion, but with Facebook now numbering more than 175 million active users, that's a lot of less-clued-up noobs waiting to be victimised. Do you think Facebook is at risk from the wave of hacking attacks, or is its bigger problem maintaining interest levels among more jaded users? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Facebook An Increasingly Popular Target For Malware
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