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Old 17 February 2011, 07:37 PM
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Computer Facebook hacker alert

Comment: Saw this on a friends status update on Facebook:

HACKER ALERT: THERE IS A NEW WAY 2 HACK YOUR FACE BOOK. A NOTIFICATION
WILL BE SENT 2 YOU THAT ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS HAS COMMENTED ON YOUR STATUS,
IT WILL OPEN A NEW PAGE & TELL YOU TO RE-ENTER YOUR FACE BOOK USER NAME &
PASSWORD. CAUTION !!! THIS PAGE LOOKS JUST LIKE FACE BOOK LOGIN PAGE, SO
BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!! PLEASE RE-POST THIS TO YOUR STATUS TO LET YOUR FB
FAMILY KNOW!!! BE AWARE FRIENDS
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Old 17 February 2011, 07:52 PM
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I remember seeing a similar "app" last year that said a friend liked a photo, then when you clicked on the notification, it told you you had to install the Likes application to continue. Obviously, it was a scam.

ETA: Haven't heard anything about it happening again, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that another developer has come up with a similarly deceiving app.

EATA: One of the comments in the article I posted mentions a comments app that was similarly deceiving. So it looks like this is an old warning.
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Old 17 February 2011, 07:56 PM
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And as it is written in some bastardadization of l33tonian, I feel free to ignore it.
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Old 19 February 2011, 12:11 AM
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If by "notification" they mean email and not the notifications that show up on your Facebook page, it's possible. It sounds like a pretty standard phishing attempt to me (not technically a "hacker").
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Old 21 April 2011, 03:19 AM
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Here is today's warning:

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W A R N I N G VIRUS ON FB using YOUR pictures. It says you've been tagged in a picture, wants you to click on a link to see it. Then hacks into YOUR computer & ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS including BANKING & other secure accounts. It DESTROYS YOUR COMPUTER. Once hacked into your comp; it sends e-mails to your friends telling them they have been... TAGGED in pics & starts the process again. PLEASE RE-POST URGENT
I did actually have a notification that I was tagged in a picture today, and clicking on it brought me back to my home page. The person who supposedly tagged me posted that she had a virus earlier but it seemed to be cleared up. Nothing out of the ordinary on my computer though.
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Old 21 April 2011, 03:25 AM
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Clickjackers don't show up on a virus scan, since they're not really a virus. But they do spread like wildfire. Don't ever click on them, and if you have, go through your apps and delete any you don't actively use.
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Old 21 April 2011, 03:29 AM
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Clickjackers don't show up on a virus scan, since they're not really a virus. But they do spread like wildfire. Don't ever click on them, and if you have, go through your apps and delete any you don't actively use.
I did immediately go to my apps and there were only my usual four. I think I'm good.
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Old 21 April 2011, 02:49 PM
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I have never had email notifications of posts/tagging/whatever, but this week, my email was flooded with notifications. I didn't click on them, of course, but seems like something is going on over there.
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Old 21 April 2011, 02:59 PM
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I think facebook changed something, again. I had lots of email, too, so I went and changed my settings because it was checked for me to get emails every time someone commented after me.
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Old 28 May 2011, 11:37 PM
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For anyone interested in keeping up on facebook's regular changes and updates, I strongly encourage plugging Mashable.com or allfacebook.com into your RSS reader.

Penn Olsen is a good place for facebook infographics as well. Just my two cents.
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