a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, have provided security tips on social posts that one should never click on Facebook, which are fertile ground for cybercriminals. It brings big news stories driving surges of thousands of posts per minute.
The “one-fact story” where people share without reading
- It may be a celebrity’s false story posted on social networks.
- It is often safer to Google the subject of a link or type a website’s main URL into a browser instead of clicking the link.
The one where your friend breaks a global news story
- It may be a news story pop in your feed, but only once, be suspicious.
- Do not click and share big news stories which indeed directing people to download malware
The one which begs you for “Likes”
- Do not click the posts which requests you for help or to get million likes
- Visit your Activity Log in Facebook’s new Graph Search and make sure you haven’t “Liked” any companies, products or sites you wouldn’t want the world to know about.
Any post – on any network – which mentions diets
- Scammers often hawk diets that offer “amazing weight loss” – so the mere mention of the word “diet” should make you nervous.
The news outlet you’ve never heard of
- Cybercriminals send out bogus news links to blend in with the flurry of “real” news
The friend who sends you a gift card
- “Gift cards” offering amazing free sample are a fastest scam – and have been seen recently on picture-sharing networks such as Pinterest, where a stage of getting that “free gift” is, inevitably, to share the post to all your friends.
- The “gifts” don’t exist – instead, you’ll either end up handing over personal details, or worse, downloading malware