Sunday, December 3, 2023

Alert: ‘Is this you in the video?’ Do not to click the link or your profile might get hacked.

Have you ever received similar kind of messages in your Facebook messenger from your friends?

Alert: Don’t click the link, or even if you have clicked the link, do not enter you login details because your profile might be hacked.

Representative image of a fake login page.

Back in the year 2020, Cybersecurity firm Sophos has issued a warning for a new Facebook scam. The researchers at the firm say that cybercriminals are sending a video link from the user’s account, which asks their friends to enter their Facebook username and password. The video link is called ‘Is it you in the video?’ If a user falls for the scam and enters their details in the link, they stand to lose access to the Facebook account.

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How to know if the Facebook login link is fake?

Facebook was an early adopter of HTTPS-for-everything, so any page claiming to represent Facebook but doesn’t have HTTPS is fake. HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure and it uses the SSL/TLS protocol to encrypt data.

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How to protect your Facebook account?

** Users should use two-factor authentication (TFA) to protect their account. If you add TFA, a scammer won’t be able to log in to your Facebook account as they will be asked to enter a security code which only you can enter.

** Always use a strong password.

** Use a good antivirus.

If you feel that your account has been hacked, try to get into your account as soon as you can (without clicking on any links that anyone just sent you). This is only possible if you still have access to it on some other device, then you should change your password right away. If you have lost your account, you need to immediately report to Facebook.

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