Seriously folks, you should know that Facebook warning about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk
Facebook users have been sharing a warning about a virus that "burns the entire hard disk".
It's nonsense, of course. When will people learn?
Bill Gates may be a billionaire, but if he's going to splash his cash around he's got better things to do with it than give it to people who simply share a photo of him on Facebook.
Has Justin Bieber died in a car crash? No. But that doesn't stop Facebook users spreading the "news"
Get your real news from real news websites. Don't trust Google or your Facebook friends, as they may be sharing links and stories that simply aren't true.
A warning spreads on Facebook about "Talking Angela", an app that gives your children some animated cat chat.
Malheureusement, it's all too simple for people to share warnings - rather than check if the facts are true.
Is a branch of McDonald's really charging African-Americans an extra $1.50?
Of course not, but thousands of Facebook fans are spreading the story regardless.
Messages have been spreading on Facebook claiming that the social network will be closed between February 29th and February 31st, 2013.
And, of course, it's kinda true. Don't try to log in on June 31st either...
Wow. Mickey Rourke has died snowboarding, just like Sylvester Stallone, Jim Carrey, Christian Slater...
Despite what you may have read on the internet, Mickey Rourke has *not* died in a snowboarding accident.
A Naked Security reader with an eye for amusement yesterday pointed out a little beauty of a security story: man outources own job, goofs off reading LOLcats all day.
Thing is, do you believe it? Or is the story testing you?
Facebook and Twitter users of a certain age have got themselves into a dither worrying that Neil Tennant, singer with the Pet Shop Boys, had died in a car crash.
The truth is that Tennant, like other celebrities before him, is the victim of an internet hoax.
Facebook users are spreading a warning to their friends and family online about a supposedly malicious application called "My birthday calendar".
But are there real lessons to be learnt about sharing information on Facebook?
Messages have spread across social networks today claiming that film actor Jim Carrey has been killed in a snowboarding accident.
Of course, it's nonsense. But there's an important security lesson for those who believed it.
Facebook users are mistakenly sharing a warning with each other about how to behave in voting booths during today's elections for the American presidency.