No, Jayden K Smith Isn’t Stealing Your Facebook
Man I love me a good internet hoax, but only to a point.
I will forever be a fan of old chart room scams where you could convince another person to restart their computer with some keystrokes under the guise that it would open a secret menu on the website, or telling them to Google (or Yahoo back in the day) some term that would generate images they didn’t want to see, just for funsies.
But with today’s ever evolving social media, the balloon on these pranks grows to fast, and bursts harder than ever.
A lot of it has to do with how easy it is for people with limited computer knowledge being given quick and easy access to the entire web through a funnel like Facebook. People on the other sides of the screen struggle to comprehend that things on the other side of the warm glow aren’t real.
Like Jayden K Smith.
This pranks, hoax, or phishing scam popped up over the last 24 hours. Most people with internet usages knowledge, or general computer sense, could see the cracks in this hoax-logic pretty quick. It’s also been researched and debunked through sources like the Daily Telegraph and The Independent.
The biggest thing for people with this hoax is that no one can take over your Facebook or computer without you giving them the log in password, or downloading files from them to your computer. Part of this is the overuse of the term “hacking”.
Hacking doesn’t mean what you probably think it means. No one is out to “hack” your Facebook account. You may fall victim to a “Phishing” scam, where someone requests access to your accounts, and you give it to them thinking you’re working with Facebook, Twitter, or another reputable site, but what you’re actually entering your email and password into is a website created to look official without being official. Perhaps you put the wrong letter in Facebook, or clicked over to a evil twin of sorts.
But going back to the main point, Jayden K Smith doesn’t have the ability to, or is trying to, steal your Facebook page.