F-Secure Launches App to Keep You Safe on Facebook
Article by George Norman
On 23 Sep 2011
F-Secure, Finland-based company that specializes in providing antivirus and security software solutions, has recently announced that it released a new app that’s meant to keep you safe on popular social networking site Facebook. The app in question is called ShareSafe, it is a free Beta application, and it protects against spammy and malicious posts in Facebook. F-Secure explained that ShareSafe uses patent-pending technology to keep spam and malicious links at bay.

There are, according to the latest statistics, more than 750 million users on Facebook. With so many people on Facebook, the social networking site is an enticing target for the bad guys. That is why online criminals post malicious links and try to lure unsuspecting users to sites that spread viruses, scams and spam.

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ShareSafe aims to protect against this sort of threat. It is capable of telling you if a link on your wall takes you to a malicious site set up by an online criminal. It also lets you scan a link before you post it to your wall and thus ensure it doesn’t lead to a malicious site.

“Facebook is a global phenomenon and its dramatic growth during the last couple of years has significantly changed how people share information with their friends and family,” said Security Advisor with F-Secure, Sean Sullivan. “People now share via social media more than by any other method. Online criminals and tricksters are exploiting this to make money from spam, scams and malware. ShareSafe is a fun application that also provides a useful service for family and friends, making Facebook a safer place for everyone.”

To encourage users to share high quality, popular links, ShareSafe gives them points when they share a link on their walls. The points are awarded based on how others react to the link; or to put it in other words, points are awarded as others like or click the links a user posts. Points are also awarded when the user get someone to join ShareSafe. These points can be redeemed for free licenses for F-Secure Internet Security. F-Secure Online Backup, and F-Secure Mobile Security.

As mentioned above, ShareSafe is a free Beta application. To learn more and to get the app, just click here.



Tags: Facebook, F-Secure, Security, ShareSafe
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