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Friday, 7 October 2011

Some cybercriminals created a Facebook page called "R.I.P. Steve Jobs", and innocent people have been joining by the thousands. In just a few hours it had more than 90,000 fans. Criminals published a link using the popular shortener service bit.ly, where they said that Apple will be giving away 50 iPads.
Of course all the stuff is a scam, and once you click to that URL (which ended with "restinpeace-steve-jobs") you were redirected to a place where you are offered a number of gifts, such as iPads, Sony Bravia TVs. For that they ask for your information, such as Full Name, Address, Phone Number, e-mail address, etc.
Facebook has closed the page and bit.ly has done the same with their link. There are some really interesting statistics. Out of those > 90,000 fans, 25,669 clicked in the link provided by the criminals! (from Rick Ford -Macintouch)

"When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

from Steve's superb stanford address...click the apple above  to watch  it, or read a transcript here