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I logged onto Facebook today to find two friends with hacked accounts. Each had sent an email to a long list of friends. The email contained a single URL. Of course the URL didn't come from my friends and the purpose of sending it was nefarious. This has happened before... it has happened many times before.
Facebook really knows how to reassure its users ...
"WE TRY TO KEEP FACEBOOK UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING FACEBOOK "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT FACEBOOK WILL BE SAFE OR SECURE. FACEBOOK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR CONTENT OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES."
Tale From A Facebook User
On Facebook Phishing
Warning - I've been phished on Facebook with a personal email from a friend, and he did not send it. Email contains a link to a site with a video. The video site tried to download a trojan, but McAffe caught it.