Bogus e-mail targets Facebook users

Bogus e-mail targets Facebook users

Bogus e-mail targets Facebook users

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM

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.

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