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Offline Bugbatter

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Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware
« on: November 25, 2010, 12:59:27 pm »
I'm not surprised at this.

"Security software manufacturer BitDefender today released some statistics gleaned from Safego, a Facebook application that it offers to users of the social-network to keep an eye on their vulnerability to malware. The big finding: 20 percent of Facebook users are exposed to malicious posts in their "news feeds" of friends' activity, generally defined as posts that, when clicked on, result in "the user's account being hijacked and in malware being automatically posted on the walls of the respective user's friends."

The numbers were derived from Safego's analysis of news feed items viewed by the 14,000 Facebook users who have installed the app..."


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Re: Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 06:40:38 pm »
More information from Safego's Facebook page:   http://www.facebook.com/bitdefender.safego?v=info