Research group at CS uncovers flaws with Facebook's Like mechanism

April 13, 2015

Our Professor Liu and his team (students Xinye Lin and Mingyuan Xia) researched Facebook's URL-like mechanism on the Internet and uncovered several features that could be exploited by online spammers to produce massive fake "likes". This work has gained attention from the social media giant and is covered by the mainstream media including Business Insider and IDG/Computerworld. 

Full details can be found in a manuscript on