We have a warning about a new virus that targets people with Facebook accounts.
The anti-virus software company McAfee says e-mails that appear to be from Facebook tell the recipients that their passwords have been reset -- and they need to click on an attachment to retrieve the new password.
But Facebook does not send those kind of e-mail messages.
The attachment in the bogus e-mail installs a program that steals passwords and user names entered on the victim's computer.
Here are some steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of the scam:
- Do not open the attachment.
- Do delete the e-mail.
Install security software that includes anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall protection.
Make sure you're running the most up-to-date security software, and make sure your subscription is active.