One more thing not to like about Facebook’s Like button

Facebook's "Like" button has produced some unintended (and ugly) consequences: malware and spam

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Thank you, Facebook, for adding yet another annoyance to our digital lives.

By the way, if you do suspect your account has been clickjacked, Sophos Security’s Graham Cluley suggests you do the following:

“If you do believe you have been "likejacked", or if you have simply "Like"d a page and have decided you've now changed your mind, here's what you do:

* Remove the update from your newsfeed (so your friends will no longer click on it)

* Enter Edit profile/Likes and interests and remove the "Liked" page from your list of Pages you like (you may have to click on "Show other Pages")

* Go to "Privacy Settings" and edit your settings for "Applications and websites" in order to check that you have not inadvertently added any unwanted applications.

* Be more careful next time!”

He also suggests that using Firefox with the free No Script plug in will also curtail clickjacking attempts. It won’t do a damned thing about Like Spam, though.

Author Dan Tynan likes many things, but very few of them are on Facebook. Catch his snarkier side at eSarcasm (Geek Humor Gone Wild) or follow him on Twitter: @tynan_on_tech.

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