As the concern over security issues continues to go higher, Facebook today announced Antivirus Marketplace for its users. Regardless all the negative buzz around the Facebook security system, one must admit that Facebook has taken numerous defensive actions against spam, viruses, phishing attacks to protect its users. However, as the new and tricky way emerges nearly every day, It is pretty hard to say that Facebook is entirely free from all the possible threats.
Facebook Security team has confirmed the launch of Antivirus Marketplace today on their note. For the very first time this security team has partnered with some of the leading online security firms like Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec . Through the Antivirus Marketplace app, Facebook will let its users to download any fully functional Antivirus software on their computer for free which will be valid for six consecutive months. It is being expected that this program will keep Facebook users computer free from possible security threats and ultimately it will help them to share virus free files (audio, video, images etc.) through Facebook system.
This popular social networking site has already implemented URL Blacklist system which checks every single link that is being shared on Facebook. From now on, Facebook will use the database of malicious links from all of these online security firms to enhance their security system. Once the system gets implemented user will find less spam and phishing links. However, even if you click on any suspicious link mistakenly, Facebook’s internal system will warn you on possible threats. The security team assured it’s users stating, “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Facebook, and the security of their data.”
Along with providing the resources of these companies, they will educated Facebook users on various security issues through the Facebook security blog. Facebook Security homepage also provides various tips on how to protect your computer and remain safe within Facebook system.
If you are following our blog regularly, you would know that earlier on January 24th we reported on the possible release of well over 100k Facebook user’s login information which had been compromised because of a hack attack.
So we strongly recommend you to visit the page, follow their instructions and read their blog posts on security issues to keep yourself up to date. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry later on.