By Facebook Transmitted Diseases, we mean a condition in which your Facebook account will flood yours and your friends’ wall and any other group you are involved in with sexually related contents.
It is not uncommon to see someone you so much respect posting a disclaimer on their walls. The angry person will always try to exert his innocence by accusing ‘hackers’ of defacing his wall with obscene contents.
The truth of the matter is, people usually click on links that came from untrusted source with the view to satisfy their curiosity. Instead, for them to get answers to their troubling mind, one is hoodwinked into clicking a link that in turn will automatically post something that would make him lose his prestige.
How does this happen and how would someone create a shield against such? As a rule of thumb, people should avoid clicking links with attention grabbing and catchy words. For examples, words like ‘shocking’, ‘unbelievable’, ‘exposed’, ‘incredible’, ‘exclusive’, and others in their category.
Secondly, under no circumstances should someone entertain a thought of clicking on any sex related video posted on friends’ wall. Others are a bravery related link that shows how a teenager ‘killed’ lion or how Obama reacts to an army sergeant who refuses to salute him.
Clicking on links or banners that promise you an IPad or IPhone is another trick. Another point of vulnerability is to allow the untrusted 3rd party application to access your Facebook account. All these are potential entry points of ‘hackers’ overtaking your account.
As a reminder of the rule of thumb, ‘Don’t Click’ is the best antidote to Facebook Transmitted Disease (FTDs). A stitch in time, as they say, saves nine.
The following links will serve as a guide for people to enhance their education on Facebook social engineering. https://goo.gl/rRQalc