I\u2019m as sick of writing about it as you are sick of reading about it. But because Facebook has become a societal juggernaut: a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way, we need to discuss it because it\u2019s messing with lots of functions of society.\n\nWe should all now know that whatever you post on Facebook is not private. You may think it is, but it isn\u2019t. Even though you may have gone through all kinds of privacy settings and locked down your profile, Facebook has changed them up internally so many times that they may have defaulted to something far less private then what you previously set.\n\nFurthermore, no matter how private you have set them to, if you friend someone who you don\u2019t know (like that human resource officer), they see what\u2019s \u201cprivate\u201d and anyone on the \u201cinside\u201d can easily replicate anything you post to the world.\n\nThe activist groups waging what amounts to an undeclared war against the social-networking site for the last year, complete with no fewer than three letters to federal regulators claiming Facebook\u2019s actions are illegal said that they\u2019re hardly ready to declare a truce.\n\nAttacks targeting Facebook users will continue, and they could easily become even more dangerous. Computerworld reports \u201cThere are limitations to what Facebook can do to stop this,\u201d said Patrik Runald, a U.K.-based researcher for Websense Security Labs. \u201cI wouldn\u2019t be surprised to see another attack this weekend. Clearly, they work.\u201d\n\nWebsense has identified more than 100 variations of the same Facebook attack app used in the two attacks, all identical except for the API keys that Facebook requires.\n\nWhat does this mean to you?\n\nFor crying out loud stop telling the world you hate your boss, neighbor, students\u2019 teachers, or spouse and you\u2019d like to boil a bunny on the stove to teach them a lesson. I guarantee even if you are kidding, someone won\u2019t like it. What you say\/do\/post, lasts forever.\n\nStop playing the stupid 3rd party games. When you answer \u201c25 questions about whatever\u201d that data goes straight into the hands of some entity that you would never have volunteered it to.\n\nMake sure you PC is secured. Keep your operating system up to date with security patches and anti-virus and don\u2019t download anything from any email you receive or click links in the body of any email. Once you start messing with these files you become a Petri dish spreading a virus.\n\nRobert Siciliano personal security expert to Home Security Source discussing Facebook scams on CNN.