Last Updated: 2011-07-30 16:27:54 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
We received an email from a reader today about a link on his wife's Facebook wall. The link indicated that a friend had tagged her. When he tried to remove the post from her wall it would not allow removal. He reported it as spam. Apparently a friend of hers clicked on the link and got infected. The link point to bitlyDOTcom and have random file names. Let this serve as a reminder to everyone not to click on links until you have checked out the source. As for Bitly - I would use extreme caution with any links identified as source bitlyDOTcom. This is a website redirector that allows the link to be shortened, shared and tracked. Even if you don't get malicious programs installed, do you really want to be tracked????
Thanks to our reader Paul for the email reminder and information.