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Fake Facebook login page alert

Fake Facebook login page alert

Today’s phishing site that is spreading around Facebook through messages is silvertag.be (we recommend against visiting that site). The URL shows a fake login form that looks almost exactly like the one on Facebook.com, but when a user submits his or her e-mail and password, instead of logging into Facebook the site will automatically spam all his or her contacts with the same URL.

Warning: New Facebook Phishing site on the rise

Warning: New Facebook Phishing site on the rise

A new Facebook phising scam in the form of a fake Facebook login page has emerged yesterday and it’s making ten thousands of victims. When you enter your username and password at the identical-looking login form at fbaction.net, your account will immediately be hijacked, your password changed and all your friends will receive an e-mail from you with a link to the same fake login page causing the propagation of this scam to grow exponentially.

Watch out for Facebook phishing e-mails

Watch out for Facebook phishing e-mails

Worm and virus creators tend to target large user communities to increase the odds of infection. They make no exception for Facebook. I just received a “Facebook webmail” from the “Facebook Inform Center” (e-mail address: administrator45@facebook.com) which has virus written all over it. As you can see, the built-in phishing detector of Windows Live Mail marked it as suspicious immediately.

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