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Facebook Announces Web of Trust Partnership, Keeps Your Profile Safe

Facebook's new security features tackle spam, malware, and clickjacking.

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: May 12, 2011 8:16 pm

On the heels of a massive PR shitstorm, Facebook announced this morning that they have partnered with the Web of Trust to ensure that your profile stays shiny and clean.

 

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Though Facebook already has a system that automatically checks for malware and spam-ridden links, the partnership with Web of Trust with add to their databases with the identities of many more bad links and massively increase the extent of their security coverage. Clement Genzmer, one of the Facebook security engineers, posted this morning that Facebook has updated a slew of security features, including added protection from link and "like" button "clickjacking", notifications for malicious code pasted in address bars, and more sensitive login approvals from third-party sites, including security codes to confirm your cell phone number when prompted. Facebook is also working with browsers like IE 9 to fix bugs and loopholes that allow spammers to take advantage of Facebook users.

 

Not entirely surprised that this news, and the downloadable profile option break today. Sort of like when Zuckerberg donated millions of dollars to a NJ school district right before The Social Network hit box offices? Yep.

 

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