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Facebook Spams Still Reign

posted May 17, 2011, 7:13 PM by Nathan Eliason   [ updated May 17, 2011, 7:34 PM ]
    Many of you have gotten updates or posts from your friends that they actually didn't write, and aren't updates they know about.
    Spammers use Facebook as a platform to easily spread messages across networks, and even with Facebook's new upgraded spam-blocking system, the attacks were modified and now run like normal. For example, you may have received a post from a friend saying "Facebook now has a dislike button! Click "Enable Dislike Button" to turn on the new feature!". Facebook does not have a dislike button, and clicking on the fake button will hack into your account and post a message from you to all your friend's walls saying the same thing you got.   
 In an attempt to prevent this spam system from spreading out of control (more than it already is), Facebook has put into effect new security features that are supposed to
block spam, detecting and removing the attacks, as well as notifying users when they are in danger of attacks. These features do work to a certain extent, but new methods completely bypass the system, and spamming is just as bad, if not worse, than before. Examples of attacks include videos of Osama Bin Laden, photos and information of Osama Bin Laden, profile scanning, profile statistics, Happy Meal secrets, reported videos of you with a link, and more. If you think you have received spam from someone, delete the post from your wall (hover over it and then hit the gray "X") and send a message to the person asking if that was a legitimate post. 
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