Digital News Report – In an effort to combat Facebook security issues, the company has teamed up with McAfee to offer a six-month complementary subscription to the virus protection program.
It is unknown how much Facebook will make on renewal charges, but the first 6-months are free. After that users will be given the choice to continue or not. If they decide to continue the subscribers will pay.
Facebook has been hit hard by worms and other vulnerabilities, according to an Information Week report. PC World calls the deal a “great start”, but more needs to be done.
A new vulnerability allows attackers to gather passwords and other information after luring victims to a page infected with malicious content. This “Cross Site Request Forgery” vulnerability allows criminals to collect data if you are logged into Facebook (or other social networking sites) on another browser tab.
By: Sam Lee