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Nearly 1,700 complaints had been received against social media websites during past seven months, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said yesterday.

CERT Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandragupta said the majority of the complaints were related to fake Facebook profiles.

He said Facebook users must take extra precautions to ensure their safety in cyberspace when posting their personnel images under the ‘friends only’ category.

“FB users should keep in mind to add only known people as friends and to avoid accepting unknown friend requests,” Mr. Chandragupta said and added that last year they had received 2,200 complaints on fake FB profiles. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • ravi Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:13 PM

    and cert can do nothing..

    Chrissy Wednesday, 15 August 2018 04:26 PM

    Considering the fact that there are over a million users in SL, this number is amazingly low..which means people are either not reporting it or are reporting to FB directly

    Stan Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:34 PM

    Someone's been impersonating my dad (with his pictures) on Facebook. About 6 months ago CERT told us that they would take it down in 2 weeks but it's still here.


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