Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware | The Social - CNET News

Malware-friendly, for users who don’t exercise content discretion

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."

Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware | The Social - CNET News

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