Don’t click on any of the wildly proliferating posts saying, “Look what happens when father catches daughter on webcam.”
The latest scamware circulating on Facebook promises illicit video footage but only leads to malware and content that earns the scammer a commission.
Clicking on these posts takes the visitor to a blog for a couple of seconds, and then traffic reroutes to another site that mocks the YouTube layout and calls itself FB Video.
Before you get a chance to click the play button, a window pops up and greys out the rest of the screen, offering a choice of six different games that the site calls human verification tests. Yeah, right!
Do yourself a favor and avoid clicking on these posts in the first place. Delete any such postings that your friends might put on your wall, report them to Facebook’s own security team, and then re-check your account settings to make sure that only applications you want to use are running on your profile.
Readers, when was the last time you reported something suspicious to Facebook security?