Update 11 February, 2011: Facebook has announced that it is rolling out the new messages system to all users.
We've begun expanding the rollout of the new Messages to everyone: http://ow.ly/3UNyG. Take a tour at http://ow.ly/3UNAF.
— Facebook (@Facebook) February 11, 2011
What follows is the article we wrote in November 2010, explaining the security implications of Facebook’s new messages system – with particular regard to malware and spam.
Earlier today Facebook announced its new messages system. Although widely anticipated to be a Gmail-killer (some even dubbed it “FMail”), it turned out to be somewhat different.
Here’s a quick FAQ of what we think you may want to know about it, and the implications for…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.