Recently a study conducted by online security firm BitDefender suggests that over 1/5th of Facebook users are subjected to Malicious software and attempts to hi-jack their computers & accounts. This is a shocking statistic one that makes a lot of users worried about their own safety and privacy. They gathered these statistics using their Facebook App called SafeGo. Essentially what this app does is act as a monitoring service to help keep suspicious links on the social network out of your path. From their app description:
Who’s afraid of a little shared link?
Posts on your wall, comments from friends, Inbox messages: sharing’s the name, having fun is the game. Well, at least until an infected link or a ton of spam steps in to spoil it.
Using in-the-cloud scanning, BitDefender safego keeps your social networking account safe so that you and your PC don’t get into e-trouble. An efficient BitDefender spam repellent also helps keep your message flow free from this kind of blah-blah.
And that’s not all. With BitDefender safego you get a privacy rating that tells you whether you’re an easy prey on the personal data theft front as well.
Now here is the shocking statistics that they gathered…
[Source : CNet]