I've been telling our customers for years, "Have you heard the saying, curiosity killed the cat"? Well, it's true. Don't click on links just because you're curious, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Ultimately, we are responsible for infecting our computers because we're the person clicking on a potential threat. And, don't be fooled to think that antivirus software will protect you, even if you've spent $100.00 or more on it. The simple truth is, it won't. As far as the antivirus software is concerned, you said it was okay to click on a link or download a file.
The best way to protect yourself, is to know where the threats come from when using Facebook.
There's a terrific article on MakeUseOf by Kihara Kimachia.
He'll show you 5 places on Facebook where potential danger can lurk and how to avoid them.
- Clickjacking Threats
- Phishing Exploits
- The "Facebook Team"
- Rogue Facebook Applications
- Malware Attacks
Do you remember how life was without Facebook? Probably not. The site has pervaded our lives and it is no surprise that Facebook is now prime hunting ground for anyone with nefarious intentions. -Kihara Kimachia