Responsible Facebooking (Phishing 101)

FacebookPhishing scams thrive best on social networking sites… and since practically everyone has an account on Facebook, it’s no wonder that this is the most exploited platform used to maliciously obtain passwords and confidential information from innocent users.

But, a phishing scam is actually quite easy to avoid.  It takes little intelligence and a lot of common sense to prevent yourself from being victimized by these evildoers.  As with most things in life, the best form of protection and prevention is through knowledge and information.

With so many of my friends (as well as acquaintances) sending me messages on Facebook and Twitter with links to obviously “too good to be true” promos, I can pretty much gather by the number of infected accounts that not a whole lot of people are knowledgeable on how phishing sites operate.

Facebook finally addressed this most serious situation and released a short video on how to spot an obvious scam and how not to be lured into one.  If you haven’t seen this video yet, best that you watch it below.

Should you need additional information, step-by-step guides on how to protect your account, check out Facebook’s Advanced Security Tips by clicking here.

Protect yourself and others – it’s easy if you take the time to equip yourself with proper knowledge and know-how.  Likewise, spread the word.

Don’t just Facebook.  Facebook responsibly.

It’s your duty.


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