Facebook Users Beware

Interestingly enough a friend of mine who is new to Facebook got hit by this virus. It then sent an email to my husband but not me (thankfully). Unfortunately, hubby not only opened the email he clicked on the link 3 times before realizing that something wasn’t just right (virus says you need to update Flash to view video). Then to my horror I find that not only is he not using a firewall on his Windows machine he doesn’t have any anti-virus software. So at 11 pm last night I was downloading Bit Defender and running it (it caught 5 infected files but luckily they were low risk and were disposed of properly).

Thankfully even if I had gotten the email and if I had clicked on the link and if I had downloaded it I would have still been okay. Beauty of using Ubuntu (on desktop as well as laptop) – .exe files don’t work there.

So if you use Facebook keep an eye out for an email that looks legit but actually contains a virus. If you have already opened it – here is how to remove the infection. Or better yet – switch to Linux. 😉


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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To CtrlC

Oh those busy little bees have been at it again.  Gotta give ’em points this time for being cleaver.   I’ve often wondered what drives these folks.   I can understand the challenge of trying to hack into something that seems secure to prove that it isn’t.  But why take it to the next step and attache something malicious to it?  Are they trying to prove a point?  If so, what?!  Oh well, as with anything on the web – think twice before you click!