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A dangerous virus on Facebook uses your profile picture, be careful.

A dangerous virus on Facebook uses your profile picture, be careful.
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Curiosity is often our worst enemy when we're active on social networks, and hackers know it very well!

Moreover, it is not surprising that we have to announce you that hackers have just invented a new scam that uses our weakness : curiosity.

As this scam is spreading more and more, it is very important that you know the details about it to avoid being the next victim.

To know if you are at risk, it's very simple once you know the process used by hackers.

In fact, hackers use two different strategies.

First of all, you could receive an email that informs you that you are in a video, and there is a link.

Otherwise, the second method is to tag you in a video.

However, even if this message or the video seems to come from someone you trust, it is very important not to click on the link provided, because it will redirect you to a malicious website where you will be encouraged to download malware. in order to watch the video.

The link may also redirect you to a fake Facebook page where you will be asked to re-enter your username and password to access your account.

Obviously, this is a very simple scam to steal your personal data.

In the event that you download the malware, it will change your browser and hackers will have access to your data.

Moreover, once you have been scammed, the malware will send the same message that you've received, to all your contacts.

In other words, those who knew the scam will know that you have been scammed while those who do not know may be the next victims.

In the event that the video appeared on your Facebook page, it is best to delete it immediately or ignore it. Also try to contact the person who posted the video to inform him/her that he/she has been hacked.

If you have installed the malware, it is important to delete it from your web browser.

In addition, remember to immediately change your password of your Facebook account to prevent hackers from having access to your data.

Finally, do not forget to use software to detect if other viruses or malware are on your device.

Source: François Charron · Photo Credit: Courtoisie

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