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Sophos Slams Facebook Security In Open Letter 96

Posted by Soulskill
from the proactive-vs-slowactive dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Security experts are calling on Facebook to implement a three-point plan to improve safety online. Sophos says it receives reports every day of crime and fraud on Facebook, and that victims are desperate for advice on how to clean up their profiles and undo the consequences. In an open letter to Facebook, the firm calls upon the social networking giant to adopt three principles: privacy by default (opt-in sharing), vetted app developers, and use of https whenever possible. 'Our question to Facebook is this — why wait until regulators force your hand on privacy? Act now for the greater good of all.'"
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Sophos Slams Facebook Security In Open Letter

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  • No, No and No (Score:3, Interesting)

    by WrongSizeGlass (838941) on Monday April 18, 2011 @09:20PM (#35863614)

    adopt three principles: privacy by default (opt-in sharing), vetted app developers, and use of https whenever possible

    Their answer is very predictable: No, no and no.

    If information does "leak" out of Facebook their precious company won't be worth the billions and billions they seem to think it is.

  • Re:No, No and No (Score:3, Interesting)

    by WrongSizeGlass (838941) on Monday April 18, 2011 @09:21PM (#35863622)

    If information does "leak" out of Facebook their precious company won't be worth the billions and billions they seem to think it is.

    That should be "If information doesn't "leak" out of Facebook ..."

  • Re:lol (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Nikker (749551) on Monday April 18, 2011 @10:15PM (#35864022)
    Right now Zuckerberg might be known as the Billion Dollar Kid but that's really not the case. His company is valued at 50 Billion I don't really see that lasting because it's just all about paper. On paper Facebook looks huge and with MS and a few other big guys on the bandwagon they're are fewer companies to jump in on the idea. At the end of the day Zuckerberg was right it is all about exclusivity, it's the same reason people hang out at certain places but when every one shows up at your hangout and you can't kick them out you eventually find a better spot for yourself.

    MySpace was exclusive in a way because it was the first of it's kind then it became well, lame. Then Facebook comes along and only the select few can join but now the bar is so low anyone with a pulse and a keyboard can join. Eventually something new will come along and it will split up the same way as it is in 'real life' every one will find their own coffee shops or dives and kill time there will be intermittent communication between the groups but they will mainly stay where they are.

    Ces't la vie.

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