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ParanoiaBoy

is it possible to get infected on facebook by just scrolling the newsfeed?

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so, today while i was scrolling my facebook like everyday, i saw some user  posting a spam link, a clearly malicious link in a group i was in (it also had a porn image attached)

i was wondering if you can get infected just by scrolling and seeing it. i reported it to facebook and covered it.

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Hi @ParanoiaBoy,

Nope!  You have to click it for any chance of getting infected.  Plus, it was most likely trying to gather personal information, and wouldn't have installed any malicious app if clicked.

Nathan

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