Claim: Listing yourself as your friend on Facebook creates an open door for hackers.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, May 2010]
An odd glitch that had cropped up in Facebook at the time caused users to show up in their own friends lists as friends of themselves, and such entries would typically reappear even after they have been deleted. Strange behavior, perhaps, but it had nothing to do with "opening a door" that allowed hackers into one's Facebook account — having your account name show up as your own friend has no deleterious effects in Facebook.
Last updated: 3 May 2015