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Facebook safety app out now
Tue, 2nd Nov 2010
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The ‘safego’ app alerts Facebook users of personal information leaks, safeguards against e-threats and identifies unsafe content on Facebook, says internet security firm, BitDefender.

The app checks your privacy levels and identifies personal information that’s visible to strangers. It also scans your Facebook wall, message inbox and comments for any malicious links and other compromised content like videos and pictures. “A lot of people aren’t particularly aware of just how much personal information they’re sharing with the world. BitDefender safego makes it easy to identify what’s shared and make the necessary changes,” said Catalin Cosoi, Head of BitDefender’s Online Threats Lab.   “With an increasing number of attacks targeted at Facebook users, it was timely for us to develop a malware detection application that gives users a simple and effective way to protect against malicious links and threats that spread through messages, wall posts and videos.”

The app gives you:

  • Privacy protection – safego warns when you should modify your Facebook privacy settings so that personal information isn’t exposed
  • Automatic scanning – simply press the ‘scan now’ button to get a snapshot summary of your Facebook security status
  • 24/7 protection – Facebook accounts are protected even when users are not logged in to Facebook
  • Protection for friends – you will have the ability to warn friends about infected links in their Facebook accounts
Check out the safego Facebook fan page for more. And let us know what you think of it in the comments field below.