Jayden K. Smith hoax makes it way back to Facebook

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Are you getting messages from friends telling you not to add Jayden K. Smith on Facebook? Well, you're not alone.

The revived hoax has been making its way around social media causing Facebook users to question everything they've ever known about the social media site.

According to Heavy.com, Facebook users are getting messages along the lines of: "Tell your contacts not to add Jayden K. Smith as a friend on Facebook! He's a hacker and will connect to your account."

Heavy.com reports users cannot hack your account just because you add them as a friend on social media.

However, it should go without saying users should be cautious of who they are adding on Facebook. Also, make sure you're aware of how privacy settings work. Users on any site requiring a password should take extra precautions when deciding on a password, as well.

According to the Huffington Post, the top 25 most common (and attainable) passwords of 2016 were:

123456

123456789

qwerty

12345678

111111

1234567890

1234567

password

123123

987654321

qwertyuiop

mynoob

123321

666666

18atcskd2w

7777777

1q2w3e4r

654321

555555

3rjs1la7qe

google

1q2w3e4r5t

123qwe

zxcvbnm

1q2w3e

Don't be that person.

When choosing a password, sites usually tell users to include a lower case letter, an uppercase letter, a number and a special character ( !@#$%^& ) which makes it much more difficult for people to guess your password.

So, remember, a user cannot access your Facebook page through a mere friend request, however, it's important to take the time to make sure your privacy settings are in place and your password is truly unique.

 

 

Article from EastTexasMatters.com


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