The state of Facebook security

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There’s an in-depth piece published today by John Leyden, The Register’s security correspondent, describing the different opinions of Facebook and Sophos when it comes to security on the world’s most popular social network.

In a nutshell, Facebook disputes the findings of our recent Security Threat Report which discovered an increasing proportion of Facebook users say that they had encountered spam, malware and phishing attacks on the social network.

One thing is certain, and is unlikely to be news that’s welcomed at Facebook HQ. There is a growing perception out there that Facebook isn’t the safest of places to be.

Take for instance, the…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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