Being Cautious On FB

by Patrick Liew on June 15, 2011

Recently, my ‘Patrick Liew’ fb was hijacked to send a virus to my friends.

Here are my learning lessons:

1. Be Wary. There are many strange and even dangerous people on the Wild Wild Web. I must be careful.

2. Prevention. If I am suspicious of a link, especially if it is indirect and appealing, I should send a private message to my friend and authenticate it before clicking on it.

3. Alert Others. I should do my part to report the malware to the fb administrators.
I should inform all my friends and alert them of any virus – both real and potential ones.

1. Help Is At Hand. At the top right hand corner of a post, there are 3 options that I can choose from:


  1. Remove post
  2. Remove and ‘unlike’
  3. Report as spam


2. Password. I must change my password regularly and needless to say, remember it.

 3. Application. I must be careful to only choose applications from credible vendors. I should also delete unused applications.

Technology is a double-edged sword. I have to learn how to use it and use it wisely for the overall good of my community and world at large.

Please share this message with your friends. You can remove my name and replace it with your name.

I fee the online community needs to be forewarned – again and again.

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we protect ourselves on fb and other social media?


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