By Evan Hosie
The latest Facebook spam comes in the form of a post saying you have tagged in a photo. Oh, and it will come from someone you know, but chances are it is malware, designed to infect your computer.
How do we know? Because we fell victim to it and it took ages before we could get rid of the virus and delete the programs the malware had deposited. By far the worst part is that it high jacks your address book and spams all your friends.(If this does happen to you, run your anti-virus program, change all your passwords, and check your FB account for programs you did not install.)
There are a few signs that it’s a bogus post. Take a look at a typical e-mail and find what’s wrong with this seemingly innocent post:
Did you figure it out? The ‘from’ address misspells Facebook as “Faceboook” with three “o”s.
Alright, even if you missed that there’s another clue : hover your mouse over the link and it will show you that you are not being taken directly to FB.
Don’t let this happen to you. We’re STILL apologizing for the sneaker porn we accidentally sent to good friends!
When she’s not shopping or testing beauty products, Evan Hosie writes gadget reviews for the site Popgadget.net.
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years,
both in London and New York.
She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star
where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to
Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director
of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her
own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.