Security Apps for Facebook
More than 845 million people around the world interact via Facebook, a social networking service that allow people to connect by posting content. Did you know that there are security applications that you can add to your Facebook account to scan links, images and videos posted to your wall, messages and news feeds to make your interactions safer?
Delivered via the Websense global Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, Defensio Facebook is one such application. It provides security and controls to manage what type of content can be posted to personal or commercial Facebook walls. It can send you an alert email if spam or a malicious link is detected in your account. The Norton Safe Web for Facebook application also scans your news feeds and identifies URLs containing security risks such as phishing sites, malicious downloads and links to unsafe external sites. Both applications are available for free and are accessible via the Facebook apps store.