Don’t let your guard down… Many of my acquaintances are subscribers to the popular social magnet site of Facebook. Also, many of my acquaintances are honest people who want to believe that the internet is a safe place and often forget the “rules of the road”.
If you are a Facebook user and you receive an email that the password on your Facebook account has been reset and your new password is attached, do not fall for the old trick of opening the attachment. This email is a form of spam email with a zip file attachment that contains an executable; that, when launched (clicked on), will infect your PC with malware (trojan) . [Source: Avira Techblog]
Remember the “rules of the road”:
Do not open email, let alone attachments, that you even have the slightest doubt. Trust me, if the doubt is there, it is most likely fake and contains malware.
Avoid unsolicited email messages; especially those with attachments or those with unsolicited links.
Always have up-to-date anti-virus, malware, and spyware software installed on your PC.