thanks for the info... I think you have a point there.. so, those rogue sites aren't to be trusted?
You have no idea what nasties are spread through facebook?
A few months ago a friend of my daughter and myself clicked a link that one of his friends posted on his wall, to a "funny video". When he reached the page, there was no video. Instead there was a message that he couldn't see the video because he was "missing some codecs" and it provided a link to download & install the "missing codecs". It wasn't codecs he was installing...it was malware. This malware stole his facebook login info, phoned home with it, and shortly after our friend was locked out of his facebook account. Someone or something logged into his account and changed the email address and password so he couldn't log in. It then posted the same "funny video" link on the walls of all his friends, including me, my daughter, and some of our other friends. I deleted the one left on my wall, then commented on all the posts I saw with the link on friends' walls, alerting people not to click it and to delete the message and block our friend. If any of us had followed the link, downloaded and ran the "missing codec installer", we would have become infected too, and lost access to our accounts, just like he did.
We don't know how many others were infected with this prior to him getting hit. We don't know where it originated, and we don't know what other info it stole or nasty things it did.
There are also brand new "games" on facebook that require you to install a "plugin" to play them. Only if you install it, you don't get to play a game. Instead you get infected with malware that does similar to the malware my friend got hit with, posting messages on people's walls telling them to play this "cool new facebook game".
So you really need to be careful on facebook because there are a lot of nasty things being distributed on their network.