Comments on: Facebook and 419s http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/02/13/facebook-and-419s/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: James Mark http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/02/13/facebook-and-419s/#comment-2788 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:08:26 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=6059#comment-2788 I received the exact same mail from Xinfa, with my last name inserted of course… wonder how many others have..?
Also, I find it funny how their writing skills break down as the correspondence proceeds… AND, they never seem to address replies personally other then "Hi", or on occassion Mr. (last name), but never a given name… you quickly realize that you are not dealing with the one who wrote the letter.
Another blatant case of 'Too Good to be True'.
The simple things in life are worth so much more !

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By: Patrick http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/02/13/facebook-and-419s/#comment-2787 Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:02:05 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=6059#comment-2787 What gave me a laugh was that under job description they state: Head of Files etc.
On a more serious note, I do not think they do. But then again what Facebook believes is irrelevant, what the users, share- and stakeholders of facebook believe is much more important.

Storing information online is always a risky business. Even if a system is as secure as possible there stil is the human factor which plays a role. Easy passwords or not enough knowledge about the way a certain service stores and shares data are very common security issues. And i guess it is pretty hard for you IT security professionals to stay ahead of the "dark side" with the scams they come up with.

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/02/13/facebook-and-419s/#comment-2786 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:45:46 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=6059#comment-2786 @Vic, that was actually me thinking about preserving a little of my own privacy, and then not following through. :)

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By: Vic http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/02/13/facebook-and-419s/#comment-2785 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 22:28:26 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=6059#comment-2785 Got a good laugh out of his removing his surname in the first paragraph for privacy reasons but having not problems revealing it on the second. :)

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