Fake article posted on Facebook - Can it cause a virus?

Rpin

I clicked on a supposed article my friend posted on Facebook via my IPhone 4s, and realized that it was not legit. I have then received failure Demon notifications in my yahoo mail account. I'm guessing it's a virus?? How do I remove this? I only ever access my email through my iPhone. I'm a bit worried that security gas been compromised.
Thanks in advance!

Topic: Security
Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (10)

If you used an iPhone, I doubt you got any kind of virus that would harm it. However, if you use Windows then you should have a malware and antivirus program installed. The iPhone, as far as I know, does not have any viruses.

jhotz
Vote Up (10)

Hmmm, you certainly could install malware through Facebook, although as far as I know that isn't possible with the iPhone without actually choosing to install an application (or at least it isn't likely).  Since the problem seems related to your Yahoo mail, my first though is that your Yahoo account has been compromised. I have a couple of acquaintances who have experienced that problem, which has been somewhat common in the past month or two. 

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/31/yahoo-mail-users-still-seeing-a...

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
With the release of its new mobile operating system on Wednesday, Apple has become the first smartphone maker to enable by default a kill switch that can lock and secure a stolen phone.
Information security isn't a luxury these days. It's a necessity.
Auth0, a provider of identity services that developers can build into their apps, scored a $2.4 million investment.
Twitter's recently announced bug bounty program has helped the company identify and patch a serious vulnerability that could have potentially disrupted advertising on its platform.
After a one-week delay, Adobe Systems has released security updates for its Reader and Acrobat products to patch critical vulnerabilities that could lead to computers being compromised.
Yelp has agreed to pay US$450,000 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that the company accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.
Apple on Tuesday began offering an additional security protection for iCloud account users, a move the company made following the theft of nude photos from several celebrities' accounts last month.
Hackers purportedly representing Anonymous hit Boston Children's Hospital with phishing and DDoS attacks this spring. The hospital fought back with vigilance, internal transparency and some old-fashioned sneakernet. That – and a little bit of luck – kept patient data safe.
A Citadel variant has been used against several Middle Eastern petrochemical companies, marking the first time the financial malware has been found in targeted attacks against companies.
Hackers evaded security systems for a year-and-a-half at a hosting center that processed payment cards for Goodwill Industries, using the same type of malware that struck Target and other major retailers to steal card data, according to the charity's software vendor.
randomness