New Virus Masquerades As Facebook Password Reset

Posted: Oct 27 2009, 10:50am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:05pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
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Heads up, readers. There's another deadly (well, not really. But it's pretty bad.) trojan virus squirreling around the Internet that could be a threat to you. Mashable.com reports that the virus comes in the form of an email from 'Facebook' asking for confirmation of a password reset. The 'new password' is hidden within an attachment. Opening it will fill your computer with more poison than a cyanide factory stocking up before the holidays.

Thankfully, the fix to this issue is really simple. Now that you know the virus is out there, all you have to do is NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS sent to you by random people claiming to be Facebook. As a general rule, don't open any attachments sent to you by untrusted sources. It's also worth noting that Facebook doesn't change your password with no prior prompting.

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