In the wake of the recent headlines about privacy concerns and the widespread “sexiest video ever” malware attack against Facebook users earlier this week, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the messages people post publicly to see how they’re coping, and what general advice they give to each other about security and privacy issues.
One of the things I’ve noticed is a growing number of people sharing a joke virus warning with eachother.
A typical version reads:
Another Virus is Spreading Like Wild Fire on FACEBOOK. IT’S CALLED “STUPIDITY”. It makes U join FAKE FAN PAGES Promising FREE STUFF 4 Your Games. This Virus Spreads to ALL Ur Friends and they TOO Become Stupid. There is No Known Cure For this as of YET, Only Precaution is When Someone Invites U to become a…
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