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Whatever you do, DON'T click on this type of link in Facebook

Whatever you do, DON'T click on this type of link in Facebook
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There's a video link making its way around Facebook and infecting computers with a dangerous virus. It's already infected 110,000 Facebook users in only 48 hours.

The link claims to lead viewers to a pornographic video. It spreads by posting the link to infected Facebook pages and tagging the user's friends in the post. When someone click the link, it takes them to a page playing the video. Then, it asks them to install a new version of Flash Player. The bogus download will actually infect your computer with malware. Facebook is aware of the problem and trying to get rid of it.

“We use a number of automated systems to identify potentially harmful links and stop them from spreading,” a Facebook spokesperson told Threatpost. “In this case, we’re aware of these malware varieties, which are typically hosted as browser extensions and distributed using links on social media sites. We are blocking links to these scams, offering cleanup options, and pursuing additional measures to ensure that people continue to have a safe experience on Facebook.”

The malware is serious and can "manipulate keystrokes and mouse movement."

Next page: Learn how to protect yourself.
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