As another confusing message spreads, we look at Facebook privacy, cloning, and hacking. Here’s an edited version of a post about Facebook account cloning I posted last year (2017) which has been getting a lot of hits recently. Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a … More Send in the clones: Facebook cloning revisited
Gone are the days of chain letters! Back then, all victims of fabricated falsehoods had to lose was time and possibly a few bucks for stamps. Compared to these old-school hoaxes, there’s much more at stake with their modern cousins – often designed well enough to manipulate their audience into doing something without even realizing it. … More Can you spot a hoax in the flood of news? Can your children?
Written by David Harley, ESET We Live Security Recently I’ve been seeing lightly-revised versions of a longstanding hoax (or perhaps I should say semi-hoax, since there seems to be a small nugget of truth buried in the misinformation). Actually, it’s not extensively revised: basically, it warns against perfume sellers in supermarket car parks. Not, as … More Supermarkets and fishy perfumes
A Facebook privacy settings hoax that has been around since at least 2012 has resurfaced, claiming that private photographs and messages are going to be made public. The message urges Facebook users to copy and paste a warning to their walls to protect their private photos and messages. The text reads: “NOTE: Facebook is now a public … More Facebook privacy settings hoax resurfaces again
The realm of the internet has changed a lot in recent years. Before, browsing online meant using search engines, looking for specific content or reading articles on your favorite news websites. Nowadays, social networks, online videos and instant messaging are core to users’ online experience, and this is especially true for the younger generation. But … More Online safety tips for social media users
ESET researchers are warning about Facebook hoax scams that spread fake terror news to trick victims into disclosing their Facebook credentials. For example, Facebook users in the Czech Republic were targeted with a fake news report on a “deadly attack in Prague”. Soon after the Facebook scam was publicly disclosed in Czech mainstream media, the … More Old Facebook scam gets ready for new boost
Facebook users are at it again. A post telling users to copy and paste a message if they wish to retain control over things they share on Facebook, is being copied left, right and centre. Which is all very well and fine, of course. Apart from the fact that the message is utterly worthless. If … More Please stop spreading the Facebook privacy notice hoax