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    Beware Facebook hacking app

    Beware Facebook hacking app
    Published: 12/11/2012 at 04:47 PMOnline news: Local News


    A Facebook fan page warns users that their account information is at risk if they respond to an application which seeks their account information.

    Thai-facebook.com tells Facebook users not to reveal their account information when faced with an application known as Facebook Security.

    The app looks like a formal security check, asking users to fill in their email addresses, passwords and date-of-birth.

    Victims of the application are advised to follow these instructions:

    1) For users of Facebook Mobile Text, you can ask to change your account password through your mobile phone by texting OTP to 42665. Immediately log-in and change your password.

    2) Users not using Facebook Mobile Text can ask for their account password to be changed via e-mail. Immediately log-in and change your password.

    In each case you will be issued with a one-time password you can use to set a new password of your own.

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    Re: Beware Facebook hacking app

    It seems I may have received email twice for this phishing scam, and I don't get much spam in the account it came to. Could be someone in Thailand fell for it and got their address book hacked, providing my email. I removed the (female) name given and all the links, but this is the text of the message.
    สวัสดี น.ส. *****
    ขออภัยที่คุณประสบปัญหาในการเข้าสู่ระบบบัญชีผู้ใช้ Facebook

    กลับไปที่ Facebook ตอนนี้

    You can also get password help or login help on Facebook.
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    Since I almost never go to Facebook and don't generally go by a female name, I was not even tempted. I did do a web search for the mail address this came from and it showed up as one used by scammers. That is a good thing to check before clicking on a link.

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    Re: Beware Facebook hacking app

    Facebook already has far too much information on you. And, when you accept any of the "apps" all that information is passed on to the app!

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