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Don’t believe Facebook email asking to update your account!!!

There is yet another hoax targeted directly at Facebook users. All Facebook has a good article on this latest email attack on Facebook users. I will let their article go into the details, they do a good job. I will just take this moment to remind people of some basic (yet IMPORTANT) email best practices:

  • Never click on an email attachment you are unsure of! NEVER!
  • Companies such as Facebook will NEVER send you an email attachment for updating your account information.
  • Never click a link in an email to update account information. If you get an email saying you need to update the account information log into the site the way your normally do and update then. NEVER click that link!
  • If you receive a ‘weird’ email or an email with an unexpected attachment from someone you trust contact them BEFORE you click on anything in that email. If they are infected it is quite likely you will receive an infected email from them.

With the rise in popularity of social media sites such as Facebook all of the above best practices are also true on ‘walls’. If someone posts something weird or suspicious on your wall then DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!!! Its likely a scam or worse.

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