Facebook warning users about a viral hoax

Facebook warning users about a viral hoax

"Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me". please forward to all your contacts". Well, we have some good news and bad news.

While that is certainly a thing that happens on Facebook, there's a solid chance that what you're getting is just the same message your friend received, forwarded to everyone on their friend list.

Facebook was not immediately available for comment.

And if you see a secondary profile, Facebook allows you report it to the social network through the "Report" button on the top left. It also asks the recipient to forward the same message to their friends.

You can stop forwarding that latest warning from your Facebook friends about being hacked.

The best way to avoid being duped: Ignore it. Delete it.

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On Sept. 25, Facebook's engineering team discovered a security issue affecting nearly 50 million accounts where hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in Facebook's code that allowed them to take over people's accounts. "Good Luck", reads a common message spreading across Facebook.

Officials are instructing Facebook users to simply ignore the message and do not spread share it with your Facebook friends as it will only make matters continue. I had to do the people individually.

Alarming, urgent messages have a way of going viral on Facebook, despite whether they are true. It's like a modern day chain letter.

Facebook shut down Paper, a stand-alone iOS app that was part News Feed, part newsreader, in 2016, two years after its launch. And there's the immortal copyright hoax.

Facebook has said that this message is false.

The security bug would let attackers steal "access tokens", which are digital keys that Facebook uses to keep people logged in.

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