Norton by Symantec helps Facebook users protect themselves and their friends
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, September 10 - 2011 at 09:06
- PRESS RELEASE
Based on Norton's analysis of a sample of 3.5 million posts with videos on August 2, up to 15% of unique posts have been identified as 'likejacking' attacks with the volume of likejacking attacks varying from day to day.
To protect against likejacking, Norton Safe Web for Facebook now identifies URLs or videos that are likejacking attacks, based on Norton's analysis of millions of posts. Each time Norton Safe Web for Facebook scans the news feed, likejacking detections are displayed as part of the scan report and posted to the user's wall so their friends are warned against clicking on the link. Norton Safe Web for Facebook: Norton Safe Web for Facebook is a free application that scans news feeds and identifies URLs containing security risks, such as phishing sites, malicious downloads and links to unsafe external sites.
In addition to protecting Facebook users from likejacking scams and malicious websites, Norton is helping to educate people about online threats with the Norton Cybercrime Index, now accessible on the Norton Facebook page. The Norton Cybercrime Index is a free tool that measures and warns people about daily cybercrime risks around the world. The Norton Cybercrime Index's number changes daily to indicate the day's threat level, based on an algorithm that calculates data from multiple sources. It also includes commentary on each day's threats and advice for staying safe online. Fans of Norton's Facebook page can share useful information about cybercrime and the tool itself with friends, helping them protect against ever-evolving Internet threats.
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