Have you received a warning from some of your Facebook friends about the ‘Jayden K. Smith’ Facebook hack? If you did, you weren’t alone. The ‘Jayden K. Smith’ hack warnings are usually accompanied by a message similar to this one: “Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. Smith friendship request. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it.”
So, what is it? Truth or Hoax?
According to Snopes.com, it’s not true!
Jayden K. Smith is no different than the dozens of other ridiculous friend requests you get from people you’ve never heard of. You know the ones, from people who are often living in the middle east and/or supposedly divorced or widowed, or currently in the U.S. military, or looking for love.
After you accept them, they try to get you to buy some island from their dying father, you mess with them a bit (mainly because you don’t have a life) making promises you’ll never keep, and then their account gets shut down by Facebook.
The best way to protect your account is to have a strong password, don’t leave your account logged in, and be vigilant. Basically, use some common sense!
Silence Is Consent reports:
You may have received a message from a facebook friend warning you about a friend request that allows a hacker to access your account. Several names (usually Jayden K. Smith) have been attached to the warning, and has caused many to warn their friends. Many wonder if the warning is real or just another internet hoax. After some digging, we found an answer.