I’ve been noticing good old sleazy looking spam ads have
been on the rise on Facebook. Didn’t
realize that it was linked to increased security on Facebook making it harder
for spammers to play their old “like spam” tricks.
Back in 2010, Facebook likejacking (a social engineering technique of tricking people into posting a Facebook status update) was a trending problem. So, whatever happened to likejacking scams and spam? Well, Facebook beefed-up its security — and the trend significantly declined, at least when compared to peak 2010 numbers.
But you can’t keep a good spammer down. Can’t beat them? Join them.
Today, some of the same junk which was spread via likejacking… is now spread via Facebook Advertising.