Never Give Someone Access to your Facebook Account

Never Give Someone Access to your Facebook Account

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Yesterday it snowed a lot in Calgary where Ms. Ducktoes lives. The snow, as I look out the window right now, is beautiful, coating every little thing: every tree branch and railing and lawn with a glimmery light-catching surface. My sons talked me into taking a video of them romping in the snow. They put the video on Facebook. This morning when I went to open Facebook to look at the video, the login asked me if I wanted to give some person…I can’t remember his/her name access to my Facebook account. Why would I want to do that? I mean, give some random person access to my account? I wouldn’t. But the fact that Facebook even asked me shows there are security issues going on with the service. I reported it to Facebook.

Never give someone your passwords to anything including Facebook. If you suspect something is wrong with your account, immediately change your password.

If you are asked for giving someone access to your Facebook account, don’t do it either.

Please feel free to comment or ask questions.

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3 Responses

  1. i need help.
    not really computer savy,,,have a facebook acct but rarely use it
    not I am getting constant emails from friends asking if I asked them to check some article out (these are all people that are in my friends facebook acct) the messages are pretty clever & personal so friends have been checking them out too
    what do I do now?
    how can I make it stop?

  2. kim,
    I think you may have been infected with the Koobface virus. Read this from Facebook.

    Steps You Should Take

    If spam has been sent from your account:

    * Reset your Facebook password immediately. You can do this by clicking on the “Forgot Your Password” link on the login page or by going to the Account Setttings page once logged in.
    * If you can’t reset the password on your account because the email address you use to log in has been changed, or if your account has been disabled, contact our User Operations team.
    * Run a virus scan on your computer, as you may have inadvertently downloaded malware. Free virus scanners are posted below.

    If you’ve seen spam sent from a friend’s account:

    * Tell your friend to follow the steps above.
    * Warn those who received the spam not to click on it, and to delete it from their Walls and Inboxes immediately.

    Now this advice is from me: Run AVG free and Malwareybytes to get rid of it.

    Hope that helps.
    Ms. Ducktoes