Finnish online security and privacy company F-Secure has partnered with Facebook to help users of the world’s largest social network stay safe online.
With F-Secure’s technology, Facebook will offer a browser-based malware scanner as a free service.
The service will be available to Facebook users whose account has been temporarily frozen due to suspicious activity caused by a potential malware infection.
Malware or unwanted software on a computer or device can disrupt normal device performance, steal personal information, or gain access to a system.
— We are pleased to partner with Facebook to stop cybercriminals from taking advantage of Facebook’s user base for malicious ends, said Arto Saari, Product Manager at F-Secure.
When Facebook identifies an account behaving suspiciously, it will redirect the user to the cleanup process. The scan and cleanup is executed directly in the browser window, inside Facebook.
After cleanup is complete, the user can securely log into their Facebook account, safe from hackers and spyware.
— Helping people stay safe on Facebook is a hugely important part of what we do and we’re glad to be adding the strength of F-Secure’s anti-virus technology to our existing systems to block and eradicate malware, said Chetan Gowda, Software Engineer at Facebook.
News courtesy of Finnfacts / Good News! from Finland