Don't let this Facebook virus happen to you


This morning, as I went about my merry business on my computer, I had an e-mail come in from an old college friend through Facebook.

I guess I should have known. I think of myself as pretty savvy, never opening strange attachments, avoiding clicking on links that look suspicious and so on. But since this came from a friend through Facebook, I let down my guard. I read the e-mail, rolled my eyes, but clicked on the link, anyway.

Seconds later, my computer security software told me that my PC had been attacked -- but the virus that tried to leech onto my hard drive had been stopped.

I e-mailed my friend and confirmed that he hadn't sent me the e-mail, and he said that his work computer was apparently infected by some sort of virus.