Tuesday, 11 July 2017

It’s a Hoax: There is no Jayden K Smith Hacker on Facebook!

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'Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list, not to accept Jayden K Smith's friendship request'. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it. Thanks. Forwarded as received.’
Have you received the above message from friends on Facebook warning that you must not accept a friend request from a mystery Jayden K Smith who, according to the message will hack your into your profile you do so? Well, I have received the message from several friends. But sorry, it’s a huge hoax that has existed for years. In fact, it has been established that this same message have been circulating for years under different names. Sometime ago, this same message came with the name ‘Anwar Jitou’ who the message claimed was the dreaded hacker. It was a prank and so many people were tricked into believing and sharing the message. No one that I know has also report receiving a friend request from the said Jayden K Smith.
Besides according to Hoax Slayer, “The scenario described in these messages is technically impossible.  Of course, hackers certainly do use a range of tactics to trick people into relinquishing access to their accounts. Hackers might, for example, trick you into installing malware that allows them to take control of your computer. Or they might use a phishing attack to trick you into sending them personal information such as usernames and passwords, which would, of course, allow hackers to access your account.
However, even the smartest criminal will not be able to hack your computer just by being added to your contact list. For a hacking attempt to be successful, some sort of file transfer or exchange of information must take place.”
Any warning message that claims that simply accepting a friend request will, by itself, give a hacker access to your computer should be regarded as a hoax and should not be shared. 

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