Facebook, Privacy, and Defence in Depth

Facebook, Privacy, and Defence in Depth

Symantec's transient false positive detection of Facebook as a malicious site leads to serious thoughts about Facebook and privacy...

Symantec’s transient false positive detection of Facebook as a malicious site leads to serious thoughts about Facebook and privacy…

Some readers will know that I often contribute articles to SC Magazine's Cybercrime Corner. Here are a couple that have gone up today.

  • Social engineering and social media starts from Symantec's transient false positive detection of Facebook as a malicious site, and goes on to consider a more serious side to the event, in the light of recent news and commentary about social media in general and Facebook in particular. It seems that the service remains controversial whenever the privacy issue is broached.
  • Defense in depth looks at two apparently opposing views of the value of a multi-layered strategy, and suggests that they aren't really that contradictory at all.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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