Facebook Adds Virus Protection

facebook 150x150 Facebook Adds Virus ProtectionFacebook has announced it will now check outgoing links for viruses, reports The Next Web.

Viruses, phishing attempts and Trojans have become increasingly prevalent on Facebook. People often fall prey by clicking on links on the social network itself or on their walls, which in turn posts to their own wall for others to click.

The outgoing links will be checked using software from security firm Websense. The link will be checked before it loads. If a threat is found, a warning will be provided by Facebook with more information. Users can still open the link, but at their own risk.

To read the full article, visit http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2011/10/03/facebook-will-now-check-all-outbound-links-for-viruses/

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