OK, so many people like those Facebook games, right? Harmless fun and all that, correct? What about when things go wrong?
Using these games, some people with malicious intentions are luring users to click on links and visit sites which either install trojan horses via exploits in outdated browsers, or elicit that user’s personal information. Now, given, these things would happen anyway, and they did long before Facebook was ever launched, but when it’s your job to protect that user from those things how do you tell them to stay away?
What I’ve found doesn’t work
Look, the games are bad, mmk? Just don’t play ’em, mmk? Go outside or something’, mmk?
Yeah, doesn’t work at all. I normally hear something like the following
Why doesn’t my antivirus stop it?! I CAN’T QUIT PLAYING FARMVILLE! I NEED A FIX NOW!
So I’ve also tried
If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Don’t believe that FarmVille is handing out 14,000 free chicken coops simply for clicking a link and logging in with your Facebook username and password.
Apparently this doesn’t work either. Inevitably, one week later, I’m cleaning up the same mess.
What does work
I’d love to know. I’ve contemplated adding rules to the firewall and DNS servers to block Facebook entirely, but that’s not an ideal solution. Educating the users has failed miserably, so now what? Ideas?