iPad 3 Appears — in Social Network Scams
A security expert has criticized Facebook, Twitter and other social networks for letting scammers lure unsuspecting surfers by using the as-yet-unannounced iPad 3 as bait.
Graham Cluley, senior security consultant at Sophos, writing on the company’s Naked Security blog drew attention to the large number of scams that are already promising the iPad 3 to get social network members to fill in surveys.
Apple is expected to announce a third-generation iPad at an event in San Francisco next week and as Cluley points out, scammers used similar tactics before the announcement of the iPhone 4S.
A quick search of Facebook proves his point — there are dozens of results for the search term “free iPad 3” and the same is true of Twitter.