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Monday, June 11, 2012
by Michael Loatman
Last year, some users saw on their
Facebook walls enticing posts offering video of Osama bin Laden's
capture. Those that clicked on the link and followed the provided
directions ended up giving hackers access to their Facebook
accounts; they were victims of a social media scam.
The bin Laden example is one of a
few hacker tactics highlighted in a recent brochure issued by the FBI and aimed at curbing the spread
of malware by citizens.
Although the FBI document was
focused on "Internet Social Networking Risks," the precautions
echoed many of the warnings provided for the safe use of websites
Specific FBI warnings:
Copyright 2012, The Bureau of
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