Not a joiner

Posted: December 5, 2008 by datechguy in Hiwired, tech
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I’ve been teased a bit about not being on facebook, most of the guys I worked with are there and the HiWired group is rather large or so I’m told.

I might be one of only two who don’t have of the crowd who doesn’t have a facebook account account. Then again maybe it isn’t a bad thing considering today’s news

Reports circulated today about a virulent piece of malware making its way around Facebook, a major hub of the social Web with 120 million users. Because of its walled-off internal e-mail system, Facebook has long been a tough target for spammers and other fraudsters, but the “Koobface” virus is a sign that the relative viral calm on the site — which just today announced an ambitious program to extend its services outside its own tight perimeter — may have been a luxury.

The virus’ most insidious property is that users receive the offending message from a friend: On Facebook, only people whom users have explicitly approved as friends can send them e-mails.

So I guess I’m immune but I’ve gotta figure that a group of ex tech support people will likely be able to dodge this stuff.

Then again I still haven’t purchased a cell phone yet either…

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