Facebook ‘unfriend app’ might steal your data

Facebook ‘unfriend app’ might steal your data

Experts said that everyone should be careful while downloading unfriend apps as some of them might steal your data.

Betanews.com reported that – Recently, an app, Unfriend Alert that alerts you when someone make unfriend you on the Facebook – has been found to be collecting users Facebook data.

The app is free and notifies you when someone removes you from Facebook friend list. But it asks for your sign in and password.

Security firm Malware Bytes said that Looking at a Wire shark log for this check though shows that the login credentials are not sent directly to the Facebook but to yougotunfriended.com.

The app also displays ads and can install malicious software on the user’s computer.

What is more troublesome is that it does not show up in the apps list on Facebook. So you can easily forget that it is there and monitoring your activities.

Expert recommend removing the app and changing your password.

There have been other apps in the market that alert the users when a Facebook friend ditches them, but this new app seems to be designed to steal passwords.

Facebook 'unfriend app’ might steal your data

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