There are good reasons to keep your Facebook account secure (besides hiding embarrassing photos from your co-workers)- the rise of "social spam" is rapidly becoming a major problem. Social spam messages are posted to a Facebook (or other social media) page and if a user clicks on the link, it triggers all sorts of postings and notifications to their friend list. These friends are encouraged to click on the links because they appear to be originating from trusted sources. While social spam can be annoying, it can lead to more serious phishing attempts. Phishing is a technique used by hackers that uses spam to fool users into revealing their personal account details. The social networks are working hard to eliminate these issues, but as with email spam, this can be a losing battle. Users should also take the recommended steps outlined in the article to secure their Facebook accounts.
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