Wednesday, September 21, 2011

F-Secure launch Face book applications to protect users

Computer protection software company F-Secure in the present day announced a new Face book application: F-Secure Share Safe. The application, presently in beta, is considered to guard you against spam and malicious links that become visible on your News Feed, as well as from those posted by you and others on your Wall. F-Secure say Share Safe uses patent-pending expertise for detecting spam and malicious posts on Face book. It is intended to stop people from spreading links to hateful websites.

Share Safe is different than other related security applications on Face book in that it try to incorporate thoughts from social games on Face book to turn safe sharing into a “fun activity” by satisfying users for giving out safe content. You can receive points and badges every time you scan and split a link with Share Safe, and when others Like or click your links. Points can presently be redeemed for free of charge licenses of F-Secure Internet Security, F-Secure Online Backup, and F-Secure Mobile safety. Additional rewards will be added in the future.

Because Share Safe is still in growth, F-Secure are offering the trial version for free so it can get opinion to improve the application. The company did not say if it tactics to charge for the application later, but doing so would most likely not be very clever given that Face book applications are free. “Face book’s status has made it a main target for online criminals who are posting spiteful links to attract visitors to websites that spread viruses, scams, and spam,” an F-Secure spokesperson thought in a statement. “Until now, there has been no way of significant whether a Face book link goes to a rightful website or to impressive that has been set up by the criminals.”

“Face book is a worldwide event and its spectacular growth during the last couple of years has considerably changed how people share details with their friends and family,” Sean Sullivan, safety Advisor from F-Secure, told in a statement. Share Safe is a fun application that also provides a helpful service for family and friends, make Face book a safer place for each and everyone.”

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