Messages have been spreading on Facebook claiming that the social network will be closed between February 29th and February 31st, 2013.
And, of course, it’s kinda true. You won’t be able to log into Facebook on February 29th, February 30th or February 31st this year. Nor will you have much luck, although the messages don’t mention this, on June 31st.
Umm.. that’s because those days don’t exist.
Clearly whoever started spreading this message intended it as a practical joke – but it seems some users have taken it at face value and shared it with their friends, unaware of the silliness.
The messages appear to be particularly prevalent in French – maybe it was a gallic wag who started off the chain letter?
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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