Some week ago,PC security company McAfee alerted users to such a threat, saying that because of Facebook()â€™s size, the scam â€œthreatens computers worldwide.â€
Recentaly Facebook has warned users to â€œdelete e-mails asking you to open an attachment to get a new Facebook password,â€ in the wake of a new scam making its way around the web.
In this case, if a user opens the malicious e-mail â€“- which can appear to come from Facebook as a result of spoofing â€“- and then the attachment, theyâ€™re actually installing a password stealer that McAfee says can â€œpotentially access any username and password combination utilized on that computer.â€
This scam should be easy to protect yourself from â€“- after all, Facebook would never send you a new password unprompted, let alone one that requires you to open an attachment. Nonetheless, itâ€™s probably a good idea to warn your less savvy friends and family.
Hereâ€™s scam e-mails Example: