It has been well-documented that Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates will lend his time and money to worthy causes, but sharing a photo of Gates does not constitute a worthy cause, and doing so will not bring $5,000 to Facebook users.
You must be at least 13 years old to join Facebook, but many kids bypass that rule, often with help from their parents. That may not be the best idea, according to blog Babysitting Jobs, which offered 10 reasons why parents should not let their preteen offspring have accounts on the social network.
The list of hoaxes is never complete, as Hoax-Slayer uncovered a phishing scheme that uses Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as bait, but butchers the spelling of his last name as Zurckerberg.
A relatively harmless fake email disguised as an email from Facebook Support provided a primer on signs to look for in identifying emails of the annoying variety, like this one, as well as more serious ones that lead to malware, phishing, or other cyber-security issues.
As scams, malware, phishing, and other security dangers continue to thrive on Facebook, one way for users to protect themselves is actually quite simple: Examine the URLs of the pages you are taken to. After all, the name of the social network is “Facebook,” not “Faceboourk.”
Facebook decided that the best way to protect itself and its employees from hackers was to hack its own employees, and it did just that in October, holding its second annual “Hacktober.”
Facebook introduced its Antivirus Marketplace in April, featuring free downloads and six-month licenses of security software from Microsoft, McAfee, Trend Micro, Sophos, and Symantec. Tuesday, nearly six months after launch, the social network announced seven new partners.
The University of California, Riverside created a free application to detect spam and malware on users’ Facebook walls, MyPageKeeper, coining a new term in the process: “socware,” a combination of social malware.