Bullying continues to be an issue on Facebook, despite the social network’s efforts to quell it, as 89 percent of respondents to a study by McAfee between the ages of 10 and 23 said they have witnessed “mean behavior” on the social network.
Earlier this month, antivirus company McAfee claimed that reports of virus Koobface, which hijacks Facebook accounts and in many cases deletes them, were on the rise. McAfee did an about-face recently, saying that the high counts of Koobface were erroneous.
Facebook is trying to educate users more about scams that seep through its News Feed, but according to antivirus firm McAfee, there has been an increase in the first quarter in reports of Koobface, a virus that hijacks Facebook accounts.
McAfee Internet Security Expert Robert Siciliano shared his list of 10 mistakes graduates should avoid on social networks in a post on McAfee blog, pointing out that the security company’s Love, Relationships, and Technology study found that 13.7 percent of respondents aged 18 through 24 knew someone who lost their job due to images or messaged that were publicly posted.
A “red alert” has gone viral on Facebook, warning of “the worst virus announced by CNN,” which burns users’ hard drives, but no such virus exists, and the red alert is a hoax, according to Sophos’ Naked Security blog.
The Facebook Antivirus Marketplace is now available in seven new languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Portuguese.
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.
Many companies don’t have seasoned social media gurus at the helm, often relying on interns or marketers to present the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. This sometimes leads to leaks, hacks, and other nightmares. Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva, told AllFacebook that the key to preventing these mishaps is almost always education.
Facebook introduced its Antivirus Marketplace in April, featuring free downloads and six-month licenses of security software from Microsoft, McAfee, Trend Micro, Sophos, and Symantec. Tuesday, nearly six months after launch, the social network announced seven new partners.