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Facebook's "Jayden K Smith" super-hacker viral hoax continues to fool users

11 July 2017, 12:56 | Gina Pena

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Monday was not the first time a hoax went viral on Facebook.

Facebook users circulated a message to friends Monday that warned others not to accept requests from anyone named "Jayden K. Smith".

Someone named Jayden K Smith is not trying to hack into your Facebook account, despite warnings that have been circulating around the social media site. "Forwarded as received", reads the message, which has been posted by users all over the world.

A hacker would not be able to gain access to your account by simply friending you, according to the Telegraph.

"Everyone over age 50 getting a Facebook message about Jayden K. Smith".

Mass friend requests to users are against Facebook's terms of conditions and would be quickly flagged.

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Most users posting news about Jayden K. Smith on Facebook at this point are posting pleas for their Facebook friends to stop posting the fake warnings. At the bottom in the middle it will say forward. They could do this directly, perhaps over chat, or by sharing a link that you click which then spoofs the Facebook login page and steals your credentials after you log in.

Do not accept friends request from Jayden K. Smith! The posts are saying that if you accept his friend request, then he will hack you.

Meanwhile, folks on Twitter are having fun with the "Jayden K. Smith" madness, and joking about Jayden being one of the members of President Donald Trump's cyber security team. Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook's privacy policy.

You can find it more information from Facebook here.

You end up seeing it on Facebook every few minutes if you are scrolling through.

Let's backtrack for a moment to bring those who may not be familiar with Jayden K. Smith up to speed.



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