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How to change a Facebook page name with more than 200 likes – proven tip!

Officialy Facebook doesn’t allow a page owner to change tha name of the page if the page has more than 200 likes. Recently I was in the need to change such a name for a page with 710 likes. I googled for a solution but it was impossible to apply one. Than I stumbled upon the suggestion to write to the support of the Ads section, asking for help, telling them that I can’t advertise my page with my current name and that I need to change it (and specifiying the new name).

This is what I did and, well well, the name of the page was changed in less than 24 hours.

If you don’t have an advertiser account, you can open up one from here:

https://www.facebook.com/ads/

Then click on the ‘Email support’ link and describe your issue specifying that:

  • you can’t adverti$e the page with the current name;
  • you are the legal owner of the busine$$, and provide $ome online reference$ in $upport of this $tatement;
  • you will put in $ome money only if the name of the page will be …;
  • thank you very much, re$pectfully etc.

Enjoy!

Invitation to phishing: Facebook Connect

I worked these days on a “Facebook Connect” implementation. While working on it, I suddenly had a revelation: this Facebook Connect it’s an invitation to phishing!

Let’s take a look at Digg.com, a website that uses Facebook connect. When you click on the button: “Connect with Facebook”, a pop-up window like in the screen below will appear:

Problem is, that even a script kiddie can very easily emulate this pop-up window. It took me only 1/2 hours to get this button to work (click on it, works only on CSS3 browsers):

I’m wondering, how many time would need somebody really interested in phishing accounts to setup a perfect clone and start asking for “Facebook connections”? 2 hours? 3 hours?

People think that this is not so bad, as long as the phisher’s website has nothing to offer, but a smart phisher will be persuasive enough in order to make the people think that they should provide their login credentials. For example the phisher could pretend that he gives on his website the next lottery’s winning numbers.

Very, very bad for Facebook. Facebook really, really sucks with this.