My Impression of Facebot = Old News

Quite a few people have emailed me asking me what I thought about the Facebot application that was recently released. The paper is located here. Basically a group of people created an application that they published on Facebook that did click fraud. They hijacked simple requests through an application called Photo of the Day using HTML IMG tags, you know, the same thing we did onMySpace without even having to create an application, however, we had OpenSocial applications that did the same thing, and a little worse icon_wink

They said they did it to prove you could turn a social network in to a botnet, you know, the same thing that we already talked about and demonstrated at both
Black Hat and Defcon this year. As a matter of fact a copy of our presentation can be obtained here: Satan_Blackhat_Defcon