The Pink Profile Pic Face book virus hoax

Have you noticed the profile pics of some of your Face book friends have acquire a pink hint?

Rumors have hit the social networking site that the Face book app that turn your outline picture pink carries “key logger malware” that be able to spy on your key presses, and steal your passwords – not just from Face book, but from online banks you may record into as well.

One warning reads as follows:

ABC News 24 just released a statement about a virus on facebook app that adds a pink tinge to your profile picture to `raise money for cancer`.

Be aware this fake third-party app installs a virus on the machine you used to access the app. apparently it’s a key logger malware that searches for bank details and passwords etc. Facebook allows key logger in its apps to aid predictive search algorithms, and therefore the virus hasnt been picked up.

Keep a look out for any of your friends who may have fallen victim to this app. Apparently, they should be easily identifiable with a pink tinge to their profile picture.

However, the caution is nonsense. ABC News has released no such warning, the app is not malicious and we have seen no evidence that it contain a key logger. The truth is that your Face book friends are doing amazing positive – helping raise money and consciousness for the fight next to breast cancer.

Australian bank CUA raises money every October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year determined to share an app that would change users’ profile pictures pink to show that they were behind the campaign.

Keep in mind to always get your computer security advice from a computer security company. Friends may be well-intentioned in passing on warning, but it’s forever good to check your facts before forwarding them any additional.

 

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