The risk involved in using Facebook widgets is explained by experts in computer virus protection and provides tips for users to protect their privacy.
As per security specialists from Avira, the Facebook applications that persuade users to take part in quizzes and games can be harmful to the users. The applications intended to harm the users are disguised so cleverly into advertising banners that their appearance and function is mimicked to perfection with Facebook applications. When a web user clicks on these look alike Facebook applications instead of reaching Facebook server he is diverted to different server without he being aware of that. These fake widgets are designed and programmed in such a fashion that user will have no suspicions even when he is using it.» Read more