If you get a message from Facebook saying that your Facebook password has been changed due to some security reasons and the new password is attached,be careful!.Don’t open the attachment. Remember that Facebook will never send you a new password in an attachment. The attachment is a Trojan horse program designed to infect a computer.Immediately delete such mails.
Facebook users are being warned of a malicious email password reset scam that is making its rounds and quickly spreading across the social network the past couple of days. This massive spam run is the latest version of malicious emails targeting Facebook’s 400 million global users.
Social networking sites will always be a favorite target of scammers, spammers, phishers because of the huge number of users and the large percentage of “ignorant” users. So its important that users should always be protected and be educated about these types of email scams.
- Keep your Anti virus software and firewalls up-to-date.
- Protect your PC by installing a complete security software suite that includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall protection.
- Don’t click on the embedded links and NEVER download any attachments!
- The curiosity to open the spam mails can burn your fingers. This malware is not basically targeted to steal your Facebook password, it can steal all the other user ids and passwords used on the computer .
- Don’t make any internet banking transactions from the infected PC. Immediately change the passwords/user ids.
- Frequently check your security software updates for this type of malware, install any available updates, then immediately run a full scan.