Thousands of Facebook Accounts Hacked

Thousands of Facebook Accounts Hacked

POSTED: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 6:21pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 7:34pm

EL PASO - Nearly 50,000 Facebook users world wide have had their personal information compromised. It's because of a worm, called "ramnit" that spreads through one's networks of friends. The worm sends messages to a user's friends and asks for their Facebook passwords.. Since the message is coming from a friend, it seems safe and many people will give out their passwords to the hackers voluntarily.
Since many people use the same password for multiple services, including for their bank accounts, the damage done by "ramnit" can be quite significant. Internet security professionals recommend keeping separate passwords for all your accounts, and using numbers and special characters in your passwords. Using a password that is not a word found in the dictionary makes it much more difficult for computer viruses and other malware to guess your password by simply trying every single word until it guesses correctly.

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I had my account hacked twice, Microsoft informed me about it, they threated shutting down my site and my general password for everything unless i did what they said, needless to say i did, Then I warned people you can be hacked, The second time I caught it.I typed my finger tips off trying to warn everyone but, Well whos laughing now! I just deleted Facebook, besides look at all the info your giving, its a free background check. Job? do anything wrong in your life? they will see it and no job!

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