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Mohit Daksh

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Recently a lot of my friends tried using facebook apps that spam people.. They used some javascript and posted them in the address bar.. Spamming can be done easily I understand.. But how can these apps change someones passwords without knowing the old ones? It has happened to 2 or 3 friends whose facebook password get chnged in every day or two. I mean session hijacking is one thing.. BUt how can password be changed?
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This forum does not give instructions on how passwords can be changed by people who don't own that account!
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Mohit Daksh

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Oh please!! I don't want to change somebody's passwords and if I was someone who could do that I would not need to ask on a forum. It was just I cannot figure out how his account got compromised.
Wanting to know how viruses attack doesn't mean I want you to teach me to write viruses and likewise this. I hope you understand!
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When the user clicks to give the app permission, it can do whatever it wants, from spamming your friends to grabbing the password. It's called "social engineering" as in "see what this dad did!" or "How many friends dumped you?" Preying on greed, vanity and curiosity, people will keep clicking to allow permissions for malicious apps.
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