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jaingverda
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jaingverda,
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12/4/2014 | 12:45:14 PM
Scary Behavior
The only part of this new security that I see as a problem is the fact that Facebook is using popups to alert users to scan their computers. For years now we have trained users that pop ups such as these usually are malware so I can where users would get scared they are infected already or someone is trying to infect them there by allowing the infection to continue. Espcially with the rise of advanced social engeering attacks and apt's this behavior is alarming.

I would suggest making it a banner on the top of the page that persists onto all pages so you know its from Facebook instead of alert window. This way the user can be realitively sure that the message is from Facebook and can provide directions to security software directly so the user can be sure that they are getting the authorized software and not malware.
danielcawrey
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danielcawrey,
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12/3/2014 | 5:14:33 PM
Malware a big issue
I don't think people realize how big of an issue malware is for Facebook.

They have curated such a good experience for their users no one even really notices are the security issues the comapny has. But in the background, things like ESET are essential for them going forward. 


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