Monday, October 14, 2013

A new "Facebook Virus" spreads across social media

Scared about any virus attacking your Facebook account? There is recently stated in news updates that a Facebook virus named "Death Age" has spread across the social network. 

A warning is being spread to inform Facebook users. A small snippet of the warning is stated as : 

"ATTENTION EVERYONE WHO CAN SEE THIS PLEASE READ THERES A FACEBOOK VIRUS CALLES DEATH AGE A FIREY SKULL WITH THE AGE YOU SUPPOSEDLY LIVE UNTIL WITH ONE COMMENT TO A LINK DO NOT FOLLOW IT!!! IT POSTS TO EVERYTHING YOU BELONG TO I SWEAR TO EVERYTHING THATS TRUTH COPY, PASTE AND SHARE THIS POST HURRY IVE ALREADY BEEN INFECTED AND ITS POSTING ME EVERYWHERE AND ITS NOT ME"
But according to HoaxSlayer, this warning is misleading. 
Instead it is about a rogue Facebook application which "could" post messages from your account with your permission to access your account. 
According to HoaxSlayer's "Brief Analysis", it alludes to a spammy Facebook application, not a virus. The app will not "infect" accounts just because users click a link. 
But this doesn't mean that you can sit back relaxed and just make this warning or news pass by. Being careful about what applications you allow to connect with your Facebook profile will help in preventing any type of virus affecting your account. 




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