Facebook's Security Team Fighting Battles on Multiple Fronts

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There’s been a lot of news about various security challenges Facebook has been fighting recently to protect site integrity, so here’s the latest on all fronts.

1. New Koobface worm variant

Back in August of last year, the “Koobface” worm spread throughout Facebook, tricking users into downloading software that used their login information to post messages on infected users’ friends’ walls in order to propagate itself.

At the time, we detailed the variety of mechanisms and processes Facebook has been developing to both automatically and manually detect and prevent the further spread of Koobface and other worms on Facebook.



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