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Facebook teams up with F-Secure for online malware cleanup

Facebook will work with F-Secure to provide a free online malware browser-based scanner for its large user base (NASDAQ:FB)

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: May 22, 2014 8:41 pm

Facebook wants to keep its users secure from online malware threats, and has teamed up with security firm F-Secure to provide a free browser-based malware scanner. The No. 1 social networking website also is working with Trend Micro, so it's a two-pronged defense method that will be closely analyzed to ensure effectiveness.

 

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It's great to see Facebook step up and work with security companies to try and keep its users secure in an evolving cyberthreat landscape. If a Facebook user is compromised, it's not uncommon to have malware collect personal information, post status updates, or send messages to friends, in a clever attempt to compromise more users.

 

Here is what Arto Saari, F-Secure Product Manager said: "Facebook's dramatic global growth has significantly changed how people interact with their friends and family. In turn, Facebook's popularity has made it a major target for online criminals. We are pleased to partner with Facebook to stop cybercriminals from taking advantage of Facebook's user base for malicious ends."

NEWS SOURCESF-secure.com, I.huffpost.com

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