Social networking giant Facebook has announced a new security marketplace which gives users a number of free trials to security products.
Facebook appears to be attempting to combat phishing scams and nasty malware - scams that have a tendency to flourish on the site – by offering users free trials to a number of big name security programs. These have been created by Microsoft, McAfee and Sophos.
Furthermore, the social media network has worked with the aforementioned firms – as well as Norton and Trend Micro – to add to its database of malicious URLs so users can enjoy genuine social media content, rather than underhanded content.
As a result, users can enjoy safe browsing on Facebook and anywhere else on the web, reports theinquirer.net. The security firms will also blog on Facebook’s dedicated security pages, which will serve to keep users informed in the digital security loop.
In a blog post on facebook.com, the firm outlined the reasons for starting the marketplace: “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Facebook, and the security of their data.
“The Facebook Security Team has pioneered many innovative defence systems against viruses, spam and phishing attacks, as well as extensive automated enforcement mechanism that quickly shut down malicious pages, accounts and apps.”