Facebook Launches New Facebook Security A Free Antivirus Software to Keep Save Your Accounts PasswordsUmer Rock April 28, 2012
Facebook has launched a new security initiative, aimed to further protect Facebook users from malware, phishing scams and viruses. Along with renowned security companies such as Sophos, Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro and Microsoft, Facebook is now offering an expanded URL blacklist system, and free software downloads from these five companies.
The Facebook Anti-Virus Marketplace
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Facebook, and the security of their data. The Facebook Security Team has pioneered many innovative defense systems against viruses, spam and phishing attacks, as well as extensive automated enforcement mechanisms that quickly shut down malicious pages, accounts and apps.
But our work doesn’t stop there. We also provide extensive controls, resources and tools to all of you, so that you can better protect your account. In addition, we work with industry leaders to cooperate on important safety and security issues.
Now, all of Facebook’s more than 900 million users will be protected by the combined intelligence of these industry leaders. Our URL blacklist system, which scans trillions of clicks per day, will now incorporate the malicious URL databases from these security companies to augment our existing level of protection. This means that whenever you click a link on our site, you benefit not just from Facebook’s existing protections, but the ongoing vigilance of the world’s leading corporations involved in computer security. At the moment, less than 4% of content shared is spam (compared to nearly 90% of email) and we are looking forward to making even more progress in the future. Read More