Facebook log in

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by geopelia, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    Facebook asked me to log in. They have never done that before.
    Then they sent me a message saying they have noticed me logging in from some
    device, and if it wasn't me to "secure the account"

    What are they playing at? The only computer I use is this one.
     
    geopelia, Nov 25, 2013
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  2. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    If you're talking about an email telling you this, then just delete it.
    It will be a silly phising spam email with a link that takes you to a
    fake website to steal your password.
     
    Your Name, Nov 25, 2013
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  3. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    My Facebook is just for friends and family. All they could do is perhaps add
    themselves as a friend.
    If they want to read the stuff I write good luck to them.
     
    geopelia, Nov 26, 2013
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  4. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Once the spammers have your password they can hi-jack the account -
    change the password and lock you out, then start using your name to do
    all sorts of stupid and nasty things.
     
    Your Name, Nov 26, 2013
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  5. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.

    I haven't noticed anything different on Facebook.
     
    geopelia, Nov 26, 2013
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  6. geopelia

    Dave Doe Guest

    Not sure you understand what Geoff's saying - seemed clear enough to me.

    Don't use links from *e-mails* - to "login". Delete the e-mails, they
    are quite probably phishing e-mails looking to gain your credentials (by
    taking you to a fake / look-alike website to login).

    Go to the *site* itself (eg. www.facebook.com) and login. Simple.
     
    Dave Doe, Nov 26, 2013
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  7. Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.[/QUOTE]

    It is my experience, that if a web site wants you to log in, it is usually
    *not* a good idea. :)
    ... and I include facebook in this list. :) :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Nov 27, 2013
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  8. geopelia

    Enkidu Guest

    It is my experience, that if a web site wants you to log in, it is usually
    *not* a good idea. :)
    [/QUOTE]
    What annoys me is the sites that require you to login just to read their
    FAQ or knowledgebase. Banks, shopping sites for *specific* companies
    (like Whitcoulls or Amazon or Fishpond) are OK.
    Give Geo a break, Bruce! While you may get your information 'stolen' on
    Facebook, it is still very unlikely, and it is still one of the best
    ways to keep in touch!

    Cheers,

    Cliff
     
    Enkidu, Nov 27, 2013
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  9. Nope.

    Banking *is* a pain. Shopping via email and a credit card is easy.
    Forums are evil (cf newsgroups) ... and much of the other stuff is simply a
    waste of space. :)

    I know, milages vary. :) :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Nov 27, 2013
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    Bruce Sinclair, Nov 27, 2013
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  11. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    I sometimes get spam emails fomr "banks" asking to log in to my account
    .... when I don't even have an account with that bank. If I had time to
    waste I'd keep using the link in the email and entering ficticious
    details.
     
    Your Name, Nov 27, 2013
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  12. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    Thank you, I see what you mean.
    They just wanted to know if I had done something and if it wasn't me, to do
    something which I forget now.
    I've had that email before and think it does come from Facebook.
    The only other person able to get into this computer is the computer man,
    and I would have to click on something to let him in if he had to fix
    something.
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  13. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    yes, I'll do that. I'm always getting stuff from banks. The latest that
    keeps turning up is the Bank of Dominica (if that is what the Spanish seems
    to mean)

    Thank you.
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  14. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    Yes, Countdown always wants me to log in for their home delivery, and they
    ask for my password again for the Direct Debit.
    (Nice typo, I just had that as Direst Debit).
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  15. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    I don't do any banking except at a branch with a teller.

    Trend Micro picks up web threats.
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  16. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    I only have Facebook for friends and family. My relations are all over the
    place, so it certainly saves on postage.
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  17. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    You mean overseas phone calls?
    Apart from the cost, I never know what people may be doing, though I can
    check the local time on the internet.
    With Facebook, they can read it when they like.
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  18. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    Nobody has offered me any Russian Brides for quite a while now.
    I suppose they realised they were wasting their time.
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  19. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    I don't do any banking on the Internet, telephone, mobile phone, nor
    use ATMs. I solely go to the branch teller about once a month. Not only
    is my computer and dial-up connection too old and too slow, but it's
    difficult (so far) to deposit cheques via the Internet / phone. :)


    Trend Micro picks up web threats IT KNOWS ABOUT. The problem is that
    anti-malware application makers are ALWAYS a few steps behind the
    people making the malware (unless you're a conspiracy theory nutter who
    believes the anti-malware makers also create the mal-ware). NONE of the
    anit-malware applications actually pick up nor stop ALL threats.

    That's one reason why I use a Mac - there is no malware to worry about
    (unless you're stupid enough to visit porn sites and pirate software)
    and no need to use anti-malware software.
     
    Your Name, Nov 27, 2013
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  20. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    Why worry? The government probably knows everything about everybody anyway.
     
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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