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09 January 2008 @ 10:03 am
Facebook Password Security Alert?  

We have reset your Facebook account password for security reasons. You will need to use the link provided in this email to create a new, secure password for your account. In the future, please make sure that when you log in to Facebook, you always log in from a legitimate Facebook page with the facebook.com domain.

My gut instinct is that this is spam, although it’s all spelled correctly. Anybody else get passw…

…nevermind, it *is* spam. I checked the email address, which was from “facebookmail.com” and I went to Facebook, where I can clearly log in without having changed my password. That was a good one. Stupid SOBs.

(yes yes yes i was bad and logged in while i ate breakfast and now i am turning off the computer and i am going to work and i will not turn this computer back on until i have written one thousand words or more i promise)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on January 9th, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
Oh, everything in sight gets targetted by that type of phish. eBay, PayPal, every bank.

Some of the phishers are getting quite good at social engineering, but so long as you remember *NEVER* to click on a link in an email, you should be OK.
kitmizkit on January 9th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's just that this was the first one that was spelled well enough to catch me off-guard and into thinking it might be legit. Bastards.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on January 9th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Yep - they've learnt that korrect speelung and grammer ... sorry ... help catch more victims.

At least you should be fairly wary, having been innoculated by all the preceding generations of phish emails. I pity all the newbies these days.
dancinghorse: Pandorabuttdancinghorse on January 9th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
No current system will reset your password "for security reasons." Nor will it ever, ever, ever give you an email link for this. You might get a reminder to change your password regularly, but you will have to go to the page on your own and log in with your current password, then change it within the secure system. Always.

I love the ones from banks I've never had accounts at. It's always the same message, and the email address always has some giveaway if you're savvy enough to do a little digging. As you did.

It's an ugly world out there.
ext_103292 on June 4th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
The email is legitimate. Facebook always sends using the domain facebookmail.com