Percentage of malware in fake apps on Facebook in 2010

Malware - threat of counterfeit Facebook Apps 21.5 percent of the identified malware on Facebook was hidden in features Facebook usually prohibits due to data protection, such as "who has visited your profile".
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Fake Facebook AppsProportion of the unidentified malware
Facebook features that Facebook usually forbids due to data protection, for example "who has visited your profile"21.5%
Facebook features that Facebook does not offer, such as "Dislike button" or "Change background color"11.2%
Added bonus for Facebook games, for example, "Win free XXX Coins on Farmville, Mafia Wars", etc.15.4%
New version of a popular game such as "Super Mario", "The Sims", etc.7.1%
The opportunity to get free a Phone or other products5.4%
The opportunity to watch current movies online for free2.3%
Fake Facebook AppsProportion of the unidentified malware
Facebook features that Facebook usually forbids due to data protection, for example "who has visited your profile"21.5%
Facebook features that Facebook does not offer, such as "Dislike button" or "Change background color"11.2%
Added bonus for Facebook games, for example, "Win free XXX Coins on Farmville, Mafia Wars", etc.15.4%
New version of a popular game such as "Super Mario", "The Sims", etc.7.1%
The opportunity to get free a Phone or other products5.4%
The opportunity to watch current movies online for free2.3%
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21.5 percent of the identified malware on Facebook was hidden in features Facebook usually prohibits due to data protection, such as "who has visited your profile".
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Release date
November 2010
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2010
Supplementary notes
The evaluation is based on the statistic by the Facebook app "safego" by BitDefender, which warns the user about possible dangers on his Facebook profile.

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