Malware

WARNING: This Python Did Not Eat A Man, But Your Facebook Account WAS Compromised!

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There are lots of scams going around on Facebook right now, and we bet you’ve either fallen for one or someone you know has. How would you know? The scam “outs” the poor soul in the most obvious way possible, by convincing him or her to post it on their own wall (and spread the scam further). And that’s just one of the methods circulating right now. We’ll explain and tell you what to watch out for and hopefully prevent your account from being compromised.

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Can Facebook Finally Stop The ‘Recidivist’ Spammer Behind Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez Sex Tape Scam?

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Facebook filed a complaint last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against New Jersey man Christopher Peter Tarquini, whom the social network accused of being a “recidivist” spammer behind messages that claim to direct users to pornographic images and videos of celebrities, including a fake sex tape featuring Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Sophos’ Naked Security blog reported.

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STUDY: Facebook Has 100X More Spam Than Other Social Networks, 4X More Phishing Attacks

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Spam has been an issue for as long as email has existed, and a new report by social media security and compliance company Nexgate sheds light on just how prominent spam has become within Facebook and other social networks, saying that social spam exploded by 355 percent during the first half of 2013, and sharing some particularly alarming statistics regarding Facebook.

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HOW TO: Avoid Facebook Scams

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Scams are all over Facebook. There are stories telling users that Facebook will end on a certain date, miracle diet pills, celebrity sex tapes, and other shady posts. With a little vigilance, though, users can make sure that they’re not continuing the chain. Miranda Perry, staff writer for Scambook, spoke with AllFacebook about ways that people can make sure that they’re not giving away information to scammers or spamming their friends’ News Feeds with malicious links.

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