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App protects Facebook users from malicious links

John P. Mello Jr. | Sept. 29, 2011
"Security" isn't usually linked with "fun," but a Finnish security is taking a stab at connecting the two with its new application. F-Secure's ShareSafe app runs inside Facebook and flags links to dangerous websites before you post them to your friends' walls (or your own).

"The social networks we tested have some work to do on their malware countermeasures," says Neil Daswani, Dasient CTO.

According to Carole Theriault, a senior consultant at security firm Sophos, "Facebook is a very enticing playground for bad guys. It is no surprise that surveys have shown an increase in malware activity on the site."



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