When something strange infiltrates your personal computer, particularly its software programs, you would say virus attack has occurred. A Certified Information Systems Security Analyst explains that it takes hot brains to write programs that would translate to viruses. ‘The market for malicious code writing is quite huge and lucrative’, says the Analyst.
Social networking sites such as Facebook are hackers’ target since users provide detailed personal information on their accounts. Personal pieces of information such as the last name, first name, cell phone number as well as the hometown attracts hackers; besides, these hackers also perceive that users are likely to use the same password for virtually all their online accounts in different sites.
It is very possible for those behind these viruses to take advantage of personal info to commit identity theft. They can actually commit crimes or run bills on someone’s credit card or account using your identity. A general problem in Facebook is that most users tend to have an unreal sense of security, so they easily trust anything that ‘friends’ send to them.
Here’s the main issue; would you recognize a Facebook virus if you see one? We’ve outlined malicious bugs that are currently posing as threats to the Facebook and other social networking site. You can learn to shield yourself from these threats, and ensure that your identity online is not threatened.
Topmost of Social Network Site Threats – Money Transfer Scams
It comes this way sometimes; you could have someone telling you via Facebook message chat or even email that they are trapped in a foreign country, soliciting for funds from you.
The viruses accompany such messages and would hack your personal details on your Facebook account – this is intended to make the scammer appear as your real friend, so that the trick to get money from you would be almost irresistible! So, watch out”
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