Facebook Hopes To Make Its Help Section Go Viral

In addition to educating users about how to protect their accounts when they first log on, Facebook is asking people to share the part of the help section that covers malicious script scams.

In addition to educating users about how to protect their accounts when they first log on, Facebook is asking people to share the part of the help section that covers malicious script scams.

In recent weeks, Facebook has witnessed an increased volume of scams that involve malicious javascript sends spam from users accounts to their friends’ walls.

While Facebook is trying to plug the holes in the site, which happens to be heavily reliant on javascript, the company is taking extra steps to educate users about the risks and how to identify such scripts.

Some users who log in are now seeing the message below which suggests that the user shares one of Facebook’s help pages with other users.

These messages appear to be showing up mostly among those users who have fallen for the latest hacks.

In addition to sharing the message about how to protect yourself, Facebook alerts the user that they have recently fallen for one of the attacks via the page below.

Whether or not this will reduce the level of spam on the site, educating users on how to avoid such exploits is never a bad idea.

As usual, we will continue to cover any scams as they arise — or decline in volume, for that matter.

Thanks again to Eti Sturuzon for the tip!