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A Worm is Stealing Your Facebook Facts

We know there are spies on Facebook, but worms too? A security firm warns that a computer worm has stolen 45,000 login credentials from Facebook, mostly from Facebook accounts in the UK and France. The same worm has been around since 2010 and is also responsible for stealing data from bank accounts.

BBC News quotes the Seculert firm as saying, "Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the fact that users tend to use the same password in various web-based services to gain remote access to corporate networks." Does this mean that you should create a different password for each site you enter? Alas, yes.

You probably won't even notice it's happened. BBC News quotes internet security expert Graham Cluley as saying, "It won't necessarily be obvious that you have been attacked. The worm is stealing passwords so it is not going to announce itself."

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