I decided to share this article, not because I'm interested in scaring anyone away from social media tools - but because I think it's important to remember that similar rules apply to using all technology.
1. Much like your parent's taught you about Halloween candy, don't eat/open it unless you know where it came from.
2. If something smells rotten it probably is. If you are uncertain if something is legitimate, check with the source before linking to, opening or accepting a download.
3. Watch out for wolves in sheep's clothes - again, if you are not expecting a file from a friend, check first to make sure they sent it.
A little skepticism can go a long way - here's more from PC Tools-