Malware spread through Facebook, a scam aimed at Apple users and a teacher makes a big email mistake.
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Many of you know about being careful not to click on suspicious links in your email. The same warning applies to text messages and social media. Security vendor Radware has found a new campaign for spreading malware through Facebook. A message suggests a video worth seeing, which takes the unsuspecting victim to a fake YouTube page. The user is then asked to install a Chrome browser extension to play the video. That extension is malware that steals their Facebook login credentials and can be used for fraud. Radware believes this campaign has been going on since at least March and has infected more than 100,000 users in over 100 countries.
Some alert messages can be legit. If you want to be safe, go to a company’s web site yourself to access your account, rather than click on a link in an email.
Email is a wonderful way to communicate – as long as you’re careful. But often we rush through writing messages and hit the send button without carefully checking who it’s going to. A private high school in Britain learned that lesson the hard way this month. Someone intended to send an email with sensitive information about students to a list of teachers. Instead it went to a list of parents. It included log-ins and passwords to different teacher platforms. The school apologized and is investigating. So remember, slow down.
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