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  • Blog Post: Facebook offers Microsoft Security Essentials as a security solution

    We’re very excited to announce that Microsoft has teamed up with Facebook to offer Windows users free malware protection with Microsoft Security Essentials. Since May 1st, Facebook users have had the choice of downloading and installing Microsoft Security Essentials as their security solution....
  • Blog Post: It’s NOT Koobface! New multi-platform infector

    Facebook continues being a popular target for malware authors as we discover yet another family that uses this popular social network to propagate. The main component, which we detect as Trojan:Java/Boonana , is written in Java which gives it cross platform capability infecting Windows, Mac and Linux...
  • Blog Post: Getting tagged and your privacy

    This morning my Facebook email address was invaded with spam ( scam-spam as I call it) from people in my friends list with subject titles similar to the following: “ <Some Friend1> invited you to the event You Gotta See This Exciting Feature!!<random number>" “ <Some Friend 2>...
  • Blog Post: The MMPC on Facebook and Twitter

    Late last week, the MMPC officially launched its Facebook page and its Twitter account . From this Welcome page, you can read our latest blog posts, see our latest Twitter feeds, and find out what threats most affect your desktop. You can also download the latest Security Intelligence Report...