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Email hijacked Just got a couple of emails from friends on Facebook who received an email, supposedly from me, about some free Ipad scam. I've obviously been hijacked. Just on Facebook? What do I do now?

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  • lwalkit1 Jul 07, 2010

    This is a great help.

    The web page address for privacy settings wasn't in your email. Could you send it?

    Thanks a lot.

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This is indeed unique to just Facebook. Facebook has a number of privacy settings that you can change to make it less likely that you will have your security compromised in the future.
Your first step would be to immediately change your password.
After that, I very strongly recommend using the following easy-to-use webpage to scan your privacy settings and change them using the on screen instructions to be as secure as possible.

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