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Facebook carrying a virus

posted Feb 5, 2015, 1:09 PM by Craig Cox   [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 1:10 PM ]
This announcement comes a little late, since it says it's been happening for the past several days and Facebook is fighting it.  So instead of a warning against this particular bug, it may be more useful to learn from the description and so recognize the next one.

While the usual cautions about skepticism apply, the most significant detail here is that to see the bait video, users had to click to install or update a (fake) flash update.  If you've been viewing videos in Facebook without problems and some new video needs a download first, that's a huge red flag.

The post above links through to instructions for enabling "tag review" (direct link here) which I recommend.