Rogue app ruins Facebook’s weekend
Social networks Facebook and MySpace were dealing with new security issues on Friday that could compromise personal information and communications from friends.[…]
One of the problems is that Facebook allows anybody to write an application, and third-party applications are not vetted before they are made available to the public. So, even as Facebook stamps out one malignant application, it can pop up in another place like a poisoned mushroom with a different name.
Read more on Graham Cluley’s blog on Sophos.