There could be a security risk with Facebook's Timeline, the graphic and chronological interface the social-media giant is rolling out to Facebook subscribers. Suspicious online tools and websites purporting to be Timeline-removal aids could be putting millions of Facebook users in digital danger, warns one online security expert.
Graham Cluely, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, a global online security firm in Abingdon, England, notes that websites are targeting Facebook members who strongly dislike the Timeline interface. The sites, one of which popped up in Turkey just a few days ago, usually prompt the Facebook user to install a piece of software that will revert their Web browser to use the older Facebook profile.
Cluely and his team are still examining what such software does. However, given that Facebook—and the computers members use by access the site—now contains so much personal data, Cluely says:
My advice would be to avoid installing this software. And that's even before SophosLabs has analysed the suspicious plugins!
Beware Remove your Facebook Timeline scams [Sophos]