I (or rather my Facebook persona) was cloned!

אם הינך רשום בפייסבוק, אחת מהשיטות לגניבת המידע הפרטי שלך היא ליצור פרופיל מזויף של אחד מחבריך ולבקש ממך לאשר (מחדש) חברות איתו.  ברגע שהינך מאשר חברות, יש לו גישה למידע שאתה משתף בו את חבריך.

וזה מה שקרה לי היום.  גיליתי שמישהו יצר לי שיבוט לא חוקי בפייסבוק.  דיווחתי על כך לגורם המתאים וגם הודעתי לחברים שכבר אישרו חברות לשיבוט שלי.

הדרך להבדיל ביני לבין השיבוט שלי היא (נכון לעכשיו) שלשיבוט יש הרבה פחות מ-100 חברים ואילו לי יש יותר מ-200 חברים.

If you are registered in Facebook, one of the methods of stealing your private information is to create a fake profile of one of your friends and request you to (re)approve his friendship request.  Once you approve his friendship, he has access to information which you share with your friends.

And this is what happened to me today.  I found that someone illegally cloned me in Facebook.  I reported the clone to the appropriate authorities and also notified those friends who already confirmed friendship with my clone.

The way to tell me apart from my clone is that (as of now) my clone has much less than 100 friends while I have more than 200 friends.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

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