Archive for October 21st, 2013

Facebook Hoaxes – Avoid COPY & PASTE of special warnings

Often users will special posts in their friends messages that ask them to COPY & PASTE certain warnings.  Almost all of these are hoaxes that are filled with some factual data so that folks will become concerned and take action.  One new variant of a privacy hoax was circulating actively this month.  Have just assisted some friends in dispelling this as a hoax.  It is captured below

http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp

QUOTE:   [Collected via e-mail, October 2013]   Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook’s privacy policy. Better safe than sorry. As of October 14, 2013 at 5:50pm Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You MUST copy and Paste

Microsoft Security Updates – October 2013

Critical updates for IE, Windows, Office, and other products are available. Corporate and home users should promptly install these updates. The Internet Explorer update is rated as “PATCH NOW” by ISC because it patches an exploit currently circulating on malicious sites

https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Microsoft+October+2013+Patch+Tuesday/16760

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-oct