If you are still using Facebook, you need to read the Open Letter to Facebook written by well-known anti-virus firm Sophos. Amongst other things, the letter says:
"Every day, victims report to us numerous incidents of crime and fraud on Facebook. They have been personally affected and are desperate for advice on how to deal with the consequences.
"A frequent refrain from users who contact us is, ‘Why doesn’t Facebook do more to protect us?’"
"Without this protection, your users are at risk of losing personal information to hackers.
"Why wait until regulators force your hand on privacy? Act now for the greater good of all.
"Your users tell us that these are issues they want resolved. So our question is simple: when do you plan to act?"
You can read the entire letter on Sophos' web site at http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/04/18/facebook-open-letter/
I stopped using Facebook months ago. I do have a piece of software running on a web server someplace that automatically copies new articles from www.eogn.com to Facebook without requiring me to log on or take any action, but I won't log onto Facebook myself. The risks are too great.
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