Be careful of hyperlinks in FB’s chat windows
I get awfully leery when I get an chat message from a “friend” out of the blue especially if they have had no contact with me say in months since we’ve been friends.
I saw the following pop up in the little chat window:
whoa, look at this webpage put this in your browser link fb.com/546897642006556?fynxyss i actually was given oone hurry up they only have 200 remaining
If you plan on visiting that hyperlink, PLEASE, PLEASE LOG OUT of Facebook first.
If you don’t, you risk being hacked and that seems to be how many scams or hacks on FB work.
I don’t even need to ask my buddy Richard if he did send this to me because I know his employer would be on his case if he was ‘moonlighting’ .
It’s probably not a good idea to link your accounts. Convenience comes with some inherent risks.
Ever since I read about how one person lost his precious pictures using iCloud and Amazon, I’ve decided a couple seconds of entering a password is safer.
Some of these hacks just send chat messages to all your friends and it’s more of a nuisance but increasingly they could have nastier intentions.
I hope not to become a victim.
Have you been hacked before?
Did it cause you a lot of grief?
All your ‘friends’ messaging you about your account being hacked is probably the last thing you want read again and again, isn’t it?