Recently, a hoax took over Facebook and spread panic among users, who thought they were at risk of becoming the victims of a hacker called Jayden K. Smith. However, many people got scared without a valid reason, since it wouldn’t really make sense that the thing should be real.
Malicious friend request from Jayden K. Smith
This so-called Jayden K. Smith should be a hacker who sends friend requests to people. Naturally, people are afraid that, if they accept the friend request, the man will go on and steal their information. Warning messages have spread among users, where they are told not to accept this friend request.
Then, they are advised to share this message to all their friends, and let everybody know how dangerous Jayden K. Smith is. The message notified users that this hacker had his system connected to the receiver’s Facebook account. In other words, if a friend of yours accepts his friend request, you, together with all their friends, get hacked.
The warning message itself was the hoax
This is why everybody got so alarmed and went on to warn all their friends about the infamous Jayden K. Smith. However, if you take a few moments to analyze the situation, it is quite impossible that something like this should happen. What most users failed to realize was the fact that the message itself was the hoax.
It’s impossible that a hacker should have a system connected to anybody’s Facebook account. Also, if someone becomes friends with Jayden, there’s no way he could access private info of that person’s friends. Therefore, there’s absolutely no need to worry.
The message sounds quite silly, and a lot of people identified it correctly as a hoax. However, many others took it for granted, since they don’t have any knowledge of how hacking works. In fact, the message was directed towards those people, who are easier to fool when it comes to security issues.
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