Please Stop Falling for Facebook Porn Scams

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Over the weekend, more than 110,000 people managed to infect themselves with malware by clicking on a Facebook link. That number is still climbing.

How?

“The trojan tags the infected user’s friends in an enticing post. Upon opening the post, the user will get a preview of a porn video which eventually stops and asks for downloading a (fake) flash player to continue the preview,” said security researcher Mohammad Faghani. “The fake flash player is the downloader of the actual malware."

Ah, of course. Porn.

Of all the hoaxes that make their way to Facebook – and there are a lot – the you're gonna get to see someone naked hoax is one of the worst. Why? Because there's simply no reason to try to access porn on Facebook. Stop doing this. Please.

Sure, a someone's going to give you money hoax? I understand – there aren't millions of other opportunities out there for free money. But seeing naked people? Come on, guys.

Here's a handy list of avenues to explore the next time you think about clicking a 'porn' video on Facebook.

– pornhub.com
– YouPorn.com
– xvideos.com
– Literally any of the infinite streaming porn sites on the internet
– reddit.com/r/gonewild
– porn stars on Twitter
– a dusty box in your dad's closet labeled "high school"
– Parade magazine
– Skinemax
Game of Thrones
– a 1991 Sears catalog
Blue Is the Warmest Color, now streaming on Netflix
– YouTube videos on breastfeeding
– Build a time machine, go back to 1997, and watch the SPICE channel. It doesn't matter if you get the SPICE channel. You can watch it through the squiggly lines.
– Load up Duke Nukem 3D and visit the in-game strip club. There, you will find tasseled boobs consisting of approximately three to four pixels.
– Look at your own genitalia. Maybe try it in a mirror? Maybe that'll work?

I hope this has been helpful.

Josh Wolford

Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer.

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