Report: Mysterious Facebook Web search box could be malware
A second search box on Facebook’s interface wasn’t placed there by the company, so beware
By Juan Carlos Perez | March 25, 2011 11:48 AM ET
A Web search box some users are seeing on their Facebook interface wasn’t inserted by Facebook and could be the result of malware or a rogue browser plug-in or application.
AllFacebook, a blog devoted to Facebook-related news, first reported that a second search box had begun to appear on Facebook interfaces, right next to the legitimate site search bar.
The mysterious Web search box appeared perfectly integrated into the Facebook page layout, as if it were a native Facebook feature. However, Facebook is now saying that it didn’t put that second search box there and that it could be a sign of malware infection.
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Research: Nicholas Muy