The management of social networking giant Facebook recently called on its members to be always vigilant since a wave of spam messages is flooding the sites the past few days. Facebook said its members should be careful if they happen to receive these spam messages most of whom pictures showing graphic sex and violence. The social networking website said if their member will not be careful their account could be hacked by these spammers.
Computer experts said social networking sites are favorite targets of spam messages since people trust these sites. Facebook said they dec ided to issue the warning after many of their members complained that they receive many links on their Facebook pages taking them to images depicting jarring violence and graphic pornography. The social networking site added the latest attack enticed users to click on links offering some sort of promise — free plane tickets, a fun new video or answers to a quiz.
Moreover, Facebook said their computer experts are now dealing with the problem to ensure it cannot create headache to them. The social networking site revealed they have now successfully built an enforcement mechanisms to quickly shut down the malicious pages and accounts that attempt to exploit the vulnerability. Facebook users for their part hoped the spam problem will be resolved immediately so that it could not affect their accounts.