Facebook ‘Color Changer’ App Is A Scam

The Facebook “color changer” app is back again.

A malicious app is making the rounds on Facebook again and according to PC Magazine it has already infected thousands of users.

The app, officially called Facebook Color Changer, promises to change the color of your Facebook profile. But the app actually brings users to a malicious phishing site.


Cheetah Mobile, a security company, writes in a blog post: “Cheetah Mobile researchers have found this issue to be happening due to a vulnerability that lives in Facebook’s app page itself, allowing hackers to implant viruses and malicious code into Facebook-based applications [which] directs users to phishing sites.”

Mashable reports that the Facebook Color Changer app has been around for several years. Still, the malicious app manages to fool thousands of people every time it goes viral.

If you downloaded the Facebok Color Changer app you should uninstall it immediately and change your password.

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Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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