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Fake app dupes Facebook users

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Wouldn't it be cool if you could change the color of your Facebook profile page, and wouldn't it be even cooler if there was an app for that. 

There is such an app -- but it's fake. According to CNNMoney, at least 10,000 users were tricked into downloading the fake app that sends users to a malicious website that asks them to watch a tutorial video showing how to change the color of their Facebook profiles. When users agreed to the terms and conditions associated with watching the video it gave  hackers access to their profile, letting them app spam their friends.

Fortunately, users can easily remove the app by deleting the color changer app from the Facebook app settings page. Cheetah Mobile Security also advises affected users to change their passwords.

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