Tagged: Social Networking

Editor: This is a GREAT ARTICLE on what recently happened on FaceBook, thought it was worthy of adding.

Remember when your Facebook news feed just contained your friends’ status updates? Those were such innocent days. Then came ads dispersed here and there. And over time, those ads have looked more and more like actual status updates, luring you into thinking they’re from a trusted source. Now, however, we have Facebook itself on the loose.

If the news wires are to be believed, the death of spam is imminent.  Again! (In 2004, Bill Gates famously remarked that spam would be a thing of the past by 2006.)  Now, the Big internet providers are joining forces to kill it DEAD!!   The following article is from Sophos and does the best at explaining the plan so I’m providing the entire article. (more…)

UPDATE: 01.06.2012 3:35pm central – Is your facebook login not working?  Here’s WHY!! Facebook locks down 45,000 accounts this is affecting mostly UK users we are told.  Here’s the latest report for the Telegraph on this.

There is a new variant of the “Ramnit” computer worm now circulating on facebook. So far it has reportedly stolen more than 45,000 Facebook user credentials. It has infected approx 800,000 machines through Dec 2011.