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Facebook teams up with Trend Micro to better defend online threats

Facebook and Trend Micro team up to provide Facebook users with free malware security scans using HouseCall (NASDAQ:FB)
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: May 20, 2014 7:17 pm

No. 1 social media site Facebook and leading security vendor Trend Micro have teamed up to make Trend Micro HouseCall available to all Facebook users, giving them the chance to scan and remove malware from hijacked accounts. If an infected user is identified, Facebook will contact them and provide an option to download a free version of HouseCall.

 

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Trend Micro is a well-known security company, while Facebook is keen to try and limit security threats that face its large user base. The service will hopefully give users the chance to operate in a more secure environment and reduce the likelihood of malware infection.

 

Here is what Kevin Simzer, Trend Micro CMO said: "HouseCall will give Facebook users an additional safeguard against the malicious attacks that interacting online can bring. We are pleased to partner with one of the world's leading social media networks to provide a free solution that will help protect the online security and privacy of billions of users."

NEWS SOURCES:Blog.trendmicro.com, Online.wsj.com, Blog.montash.com

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