If you click a certain link on Facebook, a virus may find its way into your bank account and take all of your money. The New York Times’ Bits Blogs talks aboout how a 6-year-old virus called Zeus is on Facebook.
The way the virus works, it after it is clicked, it will remain inactive on your computer until someone logs into a bank account. It will then use your username and password to hack your account. Here are some helpful tips from the Huffington Post on how to avoid getting this virus:
1) Avoid Windows computers when possible – The virus does not work on IOS or Mac computers as of now.
2) Don’t click on unknown links – This is pretty obvious, but sometime viruses hack your friends and have them send you links. If their message seems weird or over the top, don’t click on it.
3) Make sure your bank accounts have verification – Security questions, etc. are great ways to keep hackers out of your account.