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Beware: a computer worm is ravaging Facebook

A cunning computer worm is in these days on the loose on Facebook, warns the free app My digital self-defense', as the Consumer Think and TrygFonden is behind.

the Warning was a short time ago shared in the app, after several users on Facebook have seen how suddenly there is laid spread out on their own profiles. It's probably happened after they clicked on the similar lookup and links with their friends.

the Spreads in regard to questionable websites, among other things, trying to lure money out of the victims.

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This lookup, as the worm automatically splits, shows that the planners are after to entice Facebook users into a fake website and trick money out of them. Photo credit: My digital self-defence

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the Explanation is, according to the selvforsvarsappen, to enable a dangerous software, if you click on the spreads, as someone else's Facebook profile is already infected with.

And Ulla Malling, who is in charge of the app, now available Danish Facebook users to be even more skeptical of what they click on.

But she acknowledges that it can be hard when the first post is on a friend's profile.

- We've seen it here in the past, when hackers took over the people's Messenger-thread and sent messages with links out.

- But this is even more crafty, because it is talking about a post that people can easily have confidence in, when now it is with a person, you are friend with on Facebook.

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Yet another example of the fake postings. Photo credit: My digital self-defence

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Her advice is to immediately change his password to Facebook, if you discover that you have been hit by computerormen. You should also alert his friends with a posting on Facebook about, that there are things out on one's profile, you do not even stand behind.

And so, one must always consider how best to protect its main profiles. It also applies to one's account.

- Profiles such as Facebook, it must be more difficult to get access to. For example, by using different passwords for different profiles. And by enabling two-factor verification so the alien can never get access just by knowing your username and password, she says.

It is postings like this, computerormen spreads. Photo credit: My digital self-defence


A second piece of advice is that you check his browser to find out whether computerormen has installed a so-called extension, which may be to spam your friends or you with unwanted references to the pages on the web.

Finally, it is important to check the security settings in his Facebook profile and throw the strangers out, if you can see that users in, for example, a completely different country to have access to your profile.

See more below.

Facebook: How to you throw the alien out

You can manage where you are logged on to Facebook, in the security and loginindstillingerne. Under How are you logged on? you can see where you are logged on currently. Each record contains a date, time, and device type. How to log out of Facebook on another computer, phone or tablet:

Go to your security and login settings.Go to the Where you are logged in . You may need to click See more to see all the sessions where you are logged on.Find the session you want to terminate and then click on the Logout .

By clicking Logout you are logged on immediately of Facebook on that device.

Source: Facebook

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