Microsoft discovered malware aimed at obtaining Facebook users’ login information and taking over their accounts, and the new malware strain, Trojan:JS/Febipos.A, has been delivered in the form of extensions for Google Chrome and add-ons for Firefox. The only good news is that it appears to have been discovered only in Brazil thus far.
That was quick: Even though only a small percentage of Facebook users has access to the social network’s redesigned Timeline, a browser extension to revert to the “old” Timeline has already been released.
Facebook users: Do you really want to know how much time you spend on the social network? If the answer to that question doesn’t scare you, TimeRabbit, an application from GigaWatch, is at your service.
Computer security software provider McAfee announced that its McAfee Social Protection application, which launched in free public beta for Windows users (Internet Explorer 8 or higher and Firefox 8 and higher) last August, is now available via Google Play for Android devices.
Facebook users who are disappointed that the social network hasn’t given them a way to see who has unfriended them can remain disappointed with Facebook if they like, but browser script Unfriend Finder, by Edouard Gatouillat, can provide the information they are looking for.
Everyone with Facebook’s new timeline profile, take one step forward. Internet Explorer 7 users: Not so fast.
With employers cracking down on Facebook use in the workplace, employees must be sneaky to keep up with friends while keeping a job. These tips will help hide your Facebook activities from your boss and coworkers.
According to Microsoft’s Australian chief security adviser, Stuart Strathdee, companies are avoiding upgrading their internet browsers from IE6 because Facebook, among other things, doesn’t render properly within the browser. While the companies could theoretically use firewalls, or other security measures to prevent Facebook usage, many companies simply choose not to upgrade browsers instead.