• Facebook Partners With Websense To Protect Users From Malicious Sites And Malware

    Facebook Partners With Websense To Protect Users From Malicious Sites And Malware

    Facebook is announcing a partnership with security firm Websense today, in order to protect its users from dangerous links that lead to malicious websites and malware sites. Going forward, when a Facebook user clicks on a link, the new system will first check the link against Websense’s system to determine whether or not it’s safe. If it’s not, a message is displayed warning… Read More

  • What's Behind That Short Link? Bit.ly Steps Up Its Efforts To Sniff Out Spam.

    With the rise of Twitter, we’ve also seen the rise of link shorteners (standard URLS take up too many characters). The king of the link shorteners right now is bit.ly, which is the default shortener on Twitter and accounts for more than 75 percent of all short URLs on the service. Every month, bit.ly shortens about 1 billion links. For spammers, that’s one huge honey jar. The… Read More

  • FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway 3.0: Regulating Social Media Usage At Work

    The ever increasing popularity and usage of social networking sites, blogs, and instant messaging services in the workplace–while beneficial in many cases–is the cause of many security concerns for IT and security specialists. Human mistakes, such as disclosing private information through these portals and accepting malicious content via file transfers, coupled with newly… Read More

  • Websense Acquires Spam Blocker Defensio

    Website security software company Websense has acquired Defensio, a comment spam blocker used by blogs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Defensio competes with Akismet, the spam blocker that comes with WordPress, and Mollom. One of Defensio’s features is that it can sort blocked comments by spamminess and also offers an API for use on Websites other than blogs. Websense will… Read More