Thursday, 25 June 2015

Facebook Using a New Security Tool for Safe Computing of Users

Internet surfing is going to get even easier for the users now, especially for the Facebook users as the social media platform, has announced that it is using a new security tool to help detect and remove malicious software from the computers of its users. This is something really new and useful that Facebook is doing lately with its users and one must be grateful to the social networking site for ensuring safe and protected computing experience to its users.

Facebook, the undisputed and the world’s biggest social network, is introducing new and advanced features every now and then and then came its latest announcement on Tuesday that it has collaborated with Kaspersky for ensuring a protected internet and computer using experience of its users. As stated by Facebook, not only with Kaspersky, but with other online security firms, including ESET, F-Secure and Trend Micro are also being contacted and merged for ensuring a malware free computer using.

Trevor Pottinger, a Facebook security engineer, states, “Thanks to the collaboration with these companies, in the past three months we have helped clean up more than two million people’s computers that we detected were infected with malware when they connected to Facebook. In these cases, we present a cleanup tool that runs in the background while you continue using Facebook, and you get a notification when the scan is done to show you what it found.”

Pottinger also that the program uses “a combination of signals to help find infections and get the malware off of your computer for good, even if the malware isn’t actively spreading spam or harmful links.”

This is a common scene to find the Facebook users being targeted in online fraud schemes such as “phishing,” and this has compelled Facebook and Kaspersky to work together to relieve the Facebook users.

Kate Kochetkova of the Kaspersky Lab said, “Facebook is a major aim for phishers: one in five phishing scams targets Facebook notifications. So be vigilant when you receive emails appearing to be from Facebook: as they can be fake. There are lots of Trojans targeting Facebook users as well.”

Well, from now on you will not have to bother about being attacked by malwares as Faceook is there, of course, to take care of your computer.


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