Recent Security Measures Taken by Facebook to Boost its Security

Because of Facebook’s massive and committed user base, scammers and cybercriminals are heavily targeting this social network these days. Facebook has recently implemented few security and safety measures to protect its users from frauds, phishing, and malware attack.

Recently Facebook has integrated WOT (Web Of Trust) – a community-powered reputation ratings tool to its platform. Each link shared on Facebook will be reviewed by WOT and warn if the link is spam or contains some sort of Malware.

On the other hand, Clickjacking is another Facebook security issue. Certain malicious websites contain code that can make your browser take action without your knowledge or consent. For example, clicking on a link on malicious site might cause the website to be posted to your Facebook profile. Don’t click on strange links, even if they’re from friends.

For an added security, Facebook has also implemented the Two-factor authentication system, which requires entering a code that you received as SMS. Every time you logon to Facebook from a new computer or devices you may need to enter this code.

You can get more details about Facebook security from this Facebook Security Page.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

4 Comments

  1. Christina Carabini

    May 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    So Facebook announces a great news for the security of the users account. …Jake Brill a product manager for Facebooks site integrity team told .CNET that whenever anyone else takes charge of your account then it becomes a problem as now your account becomes a part of foul play.

  2. Amit@thesisthemetutorial.net

    May 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    There is a lot of malware on these days on Facebook

  3. Sreejesh @techgyo

    May 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Facebook has recently been kicked by FBI for leaking out user info to others. Privacy is always an issue with Facebook.

    • Kannan

      May 19, 2011 at 2:02 am

      Hi, Sreejesh, you’re right! there are several reported privacy issues and some people says Facebook is the ‘Cyber Criminals Network’!

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