You’re probably Facebook friends with your boss, granny and maybe a feared neighbour or two, so the last you want to do is festoon your wall with porn.

But users of the world’s biggest social network have been told that hackers are posting invisible sex videos on their social media profiles and there’s no way of removing them.

A viral warning is currently doing the rounds which claims that hi-tech heavy breathers have worked out how to secretly spurt smut onto their victims’ social media profiles.

Anyone who sees this advice is urged to share it to spread the word and stop anyone else falling prey to the sex video vandals.

Facebook picked up the warning during a probe into fake news and misinformation (Photo: Facebook)

‘URGENT WARNING TO ALL FACEBOOK USERS! FRIENDS BE CAREFUL! THIS IS SERIOUS!’ the post claimed.

‘Hackers are posting sexual videos and pictures on your walls!

‘You don’t see them, but your friends do, then it seems as if you posted it.

‘If you see any such garbage posted under my name, please let me know because I DID NOT POST IT! Share this to protect yourself and your friends.’

Before you rush frantically to remove blue movies from your Facebook account, we have some good news: the warning is a hoax.

The Facebook-partnered fact-checking website Politifact spotted the scam and issued a withering assessment of how serious it is: ‘The alert is too vague to be a credible security warning and doesn’t detail how these hackers are getting into accounts, nor does it give any solution besides telling users to let someone know if they see this activity on others’ Facebook walls, which provides no permanent fix.

‘The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed.

‘It is wise to stay vigilant on the internet, but when people share vague, unsourced warnings about a social media scam, the threats they reference typically aren’t credible.’





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