WATCH OUT! Mother's Day Scams Will Hit Facebook

Beware of scams -- phishing, spam and malware -- hiding behind Mother's Day posts.

Once Facebook weeds out all of the malware masquerading as faux Osama Bin Laden photos and video, the next meme for n’er-do-wells will likely be Mother’s Day.

So warns BitDefender’s Malware City blog.

The security company suggests that Facebook users keep an eye out for Mother’s Day themed phishing scams and spam, in addition to malware.

Of course, the vendor recommends you update your security software with modules for protection against phishing, spam and malware.

Other suggestions include:

  • Don’t open attachments from unknown senders.
  • Don’t conduct any financial transactions nor shop online while using a public network.

Readers, have you seen any Mother’s Day-themed security problems yet? When was the last time you reported a rogue application to Facebook security?