perceptioninc.in Facebook Login Message Scam [304-725-4004, 300-847-6352]

Message from (304) 725-4004. “Message id 52933JN0gk. You have a message from (300) 847 6352: http://perceptioninc.in”

“You have a new message from (300) 847 6352” the scam message begins.

You don’t have a new message, but you have received a scam message.

Following the link to perceptioninc.in takes you to a clearly fraudulent facebook login page.

Notice the url is not facebook.com but perceptinc.in

Not only does this website steal your credentials, but it does so over an insecure connection. Anyone on your wifi network (or internet upstream provider) can potentially see what you submit to this form (but that’s the least of your worries after submitting the form)

Facebook Find WiFi Feature

Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature called Find WiFi.  This feature allows you to locate public and business provided WiFi nearby – all free of cost. At present, the Find WiFi feature is only enabled for some users, starting in London, UK.

To use this feature, navigate to Find Wi-Fi on Facebook and select the “hamburger” list of facebook options (the one that looks like 3 horizontal bars).  Beneath your Friends, Events, and Group Options, you will see a new feature called “Find Wi-Fi” with a Red Wi-Fi Icon.

Find WiFi Selector

Prompt to enable Facebook's Find Wi-Fi Feature
Prompt to enable Facebook’s Find Wi-Fi Feature

It’s worth noting that Find Wi-Fi will turn on Location History, allowing Facebook to build a history of precise locations received through your device. But you can see or delete this information in your Activity Log.

Once the feature is enabled, you will see a list or map of nearby businesses with their SSID (WiFi Name).


Facebook: Project Aquila

According to FCC Filings, we have learned several things about Facebook’s moves on Project Aquila

“Facebook, as part of its Internet.org project, is currently developing high altitude aircraft that can serve as an important component of worldwide broadband access. “
“Facebook’s Project Aquila has been testing remotely-piloted, solar-powered aircraft that would station-keep in the stratosphere to enable high capacity backhaul for mobile operators and other service providers.”

Facebook is currently in the process of studying spectrum bands that were agreed upon at the ITU’s 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference for HAPS, including the 38-39.5 GHz band, which was identified for study on a global level.

Don’t get too excited about Facebook potentially replacing your Comcast service because as of filings early 2016: “Facebook does not provide, and currently has no plans to provide, connectivity solutions in the United States. However, Facebook’s mission to make the world more connected is affected by the Commission’s decisions in this proceeding.”