Security Consultant: New Facebook Messaging App Raises Privacy Risks

by VoipPlanet.com Staff

Increased communications traffic could expose members to to new spam, scam and phishing attacks.

"The messaging system — unveiled on Monday — is designed to integrate Facebook messages, email and IM chats alongside other non-Facebook messaging services but this could increase the risk of user privacy, according to Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at [web security provider] Sophos," writes ZDNet UK's Ben Woods.

"The increasing use of social networking services means that spam delivered via sites such as Facebook is far more effective than traditional email spam, primarily as a result of the perception of increased trust, according to Sophos," Woods writes.

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Facebook unified messaging increases security risk

This article was originally published on Friday Nov 19th 2010