Four warnings to millions of Facebook owners – don’t ignore them
MILLIONS of Facebook users have been warned about dangerous posts to watch out for.
A cyber expert has warned of four different types of Facebook posts that could end up costing you.
It’s important to never ignore cyber alerts — or you could end up out of pocket.
Facebook users are a common target for hackers as billions of people use the Meta’s own app.
Now cyber expert Darren Guccione has revealed the four types of Facebook posts to watch out for.
“As social media plays an increasing role in our lives, the potential for nefarious acts continues to increase,” said Darren, CEO of Keeper Security The sun.
Facebook posts to watch out for
There are four types of posts that Darren says are particularly risky.
- Any post that pops up out of the blue, such as B. a family member or friend who has never contacted you directly
- Any post asking for personal information that could be used to scam or attempt to steal your passwords
- Any post that conveys a sense of urgency to take immediate action, such as B. sending a payment
- Any post with links or downloads as they can be used for phishing scams or download malware onto your computer.
“It’s also important to be careful when these requests are coming from friends because it’s possible your friend’s account has been hacked or spoofed,” Darren warned.
“It’s difficult for anyone to keep up to date with how cybercriminals sneak into our lives.
“But it’s no surprise that simple phishing scams are one of the most prevalent cyber threats.
“Scammers do not discriminate, and people of all ages fall victim to these schemes, costing consumers hundreds of millions of dollars each year.”
Darren urges consumers to be on the lookout for suspicious links.
Always check that the URL matches the official website.
And he recommends using a password manager to protect against some of the more common cyberattacks.
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