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Why you should ignore this Facebook hacker hoax

Why you should ignore this Facebook hacker hoax”

Messages have been swarming around Facebook warning users about a potential hacker called Jayden K Smith, saying you should be aware about accepting his "friend request". The Telegraph reports that the message is a hoax. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account.

Accepting someone as a Facebook friend won't compromise your account.

People on Facebook are sharing it like insane, but then others are just begging their friends to stop sharing it. Twitter is actually going insane in another way and people are making fun of it saying that Jayden K. Smith works for Donald Trump and other things.

It certainly sounds like a very serious threat: Someone can take control of your Facebook account just by becoming friends with you. If one of your contacts aceepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it. Thanks.

However, it is unlikely, though not impossible, that hackers would be able to target people using a Facebook message. Accepting a friend request is not a way that you can get hacked on your social networks.

The Identity Thief - If you accept the friend request of a stranger, or a stranger posing as a friend, then they can accumulate a trove of information about you based on what you continually upload onto the site. Be careful who you accept as a friend because they can potentially see your personal information like address, date of birth or phone number. Messages like this get recycled from time to time. In earlier versions, names such as Anwar Jitou, Tanner Dwyer and Bobby Roberts have been used in place of Jayden.



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