WACH out: New Facebook app is a virus
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:44:49 GMT — COLUMBIA (WPEC/WACH)-- A Facebook app claiming it can change the color of your Facebook profile page actually loads of malware onto your smartphone and/or computer, CNN reports. According to the Cheetah Mobile Security Blog post, more than 10,000 people have been affected. When Facebook users click on the 'fake' app, it sends them to a malicious website that asks them to watch a tutorial video about 'How To Change The Color Of Their Profile Page.' By agreeing to the 'watch the video,' the users give hackers access to their profiles, letting the app spam their friends. The good news is the bad app is pretty easy to get rid of -- just remove the color changer app from the Facebook app settings page. Cheetah Mobile Security also advises affected users to change their passwords.