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20% of Facebook users are exposed to malware

By Emil
Nov 22, 2010
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  1. BitDefender recently launched a Facebook app, safego, which scans the links posted to a user's profile. It also automatically checks your privacy settings and identifies what personal information is visible to whom. So far, BitDefender has found that about one in five Facebook users have some sort of malware in their news feeds. "Since its launch (almost a month ago), BitDefender safego scanned 17 million Facebook posts and it has detected infections on the news feeds of around 20% of its users," reads a post on the app's wall.

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  2. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Enthusiast Posts: 423   +41

    Doesn't surprise me one bit... Another reason I shake my head when I hear people say what game they like to play on FB.
     
  3. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    Yeah, I let a friend log into they're account on my PC for like 5min and got infected. I took care of it instantly but seriously I bet those 20% are mildly retarded. Some people will click on anything, without even thinking about it. I on the other hand have used facebook for like 5 years and have never gotten any sort of infection.
     
  4. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 552

    Wow really cool app, I will prob download it to scan my news feed, the number of websites I click share this to facebook it must be very easy I prob got a bit on my profile somewhere.
     
  5. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,578   +47

    Yeah, only real dingbats click on stuff like "Dislike button" and "WOW i know who just viewed my profile"....I'm really surprised it aint more than 20% though.
     
  6. Facebook needs either to partner with someone like this or buy them out... facebook needs to wake up and provide its own malware protection!
     
  7. Facebook IS malware. I don't go near it.
     
  8. +1 i'd say theres more than 20%of facebook users who dont even know what malware is,they deserve it.
     
  9. Agreed, Facebook is not only Malware but an infectious disease ridden application set to make bots out of all human beings. Kapish?
     
  10. It's an online community.... all communities where people hang out are disease ridden. The internet itself is disease ridden, one better use good protection and common sense behavior.
     


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