Facebook Enlists InfoSec Mavens for Big Malware Vaccination

Constant hammering by hackers and mutilation by malware have motivated Facebook to enact new security measures.

It’s now incorporating the malicious URL databases from Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), McAfee, Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC), Sophos and Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) into its URL blacklist system, which scans trillions of clicks a day.

The social networking giant has also launched an antivirus marketplace from which users can download full versions of these companies’ AV offerings at no charge.

“The vendors mentioned represent a substantial portion of the installed antimalware base,” Aryeh Goretsky, a Distinguished Researcher at ESET, told TechNewsWorld.

“We are actively looking for new partners and are continually looking to expand our URL database,” Facebook spokesperson Johanna Peace told TechNewsWorld.  Read More


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Posted on April 25, 2012, in #breaking news, #social media, #technology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. No need to worry anymore for stupid social network virus 😦



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