Facebook Should Improve Users Protection: Sophos

Facebook has been notified through a letter by web security firm “Sophos” about few privacy and safety problems  linked to the social network giant.

Security analysts and technology consultant’s at Sophos think that Facebook should take three steps for user protection and to improve total security.

“Naked Security blog” is used by Sophos to regularly trace different clickjacking attacks & phishing scams on Facebook which grew reasonably. However, servers at Facebook and login system is quite solid to keep things clean and threats minimal. Main security issues are from phishing scams and fake Facebook applications.

Graham Cluely from Sophos says, Facebook should take on the three steps mentioned below:

1) Opt-in option for privacy should be removed and make it default.

2) Facebook apps and their developers should be verified before they could publish to the system.

3) Secure Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) should be used by default for everything.

Default privacy and HTTPS for everything makes quite a bit of sense but implementing a decent approval system for apps would be a lot harder because of the number of these coming in on daily basis.

Comment about the Sophos’s letter and what changes do you want to see in Facebook regarding additional security & privacy?

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