Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Free Facebook/Twitter App can Thwart Spam

My Page Keeper Two University of California, Riverside graduate students and a company run by an alumnus of the school have partnered to develop a free Facebook application that detects spam and malware posted on users’ walls and news feeds.
From L to R Harsha Madhyastha, Michalis Faloutsos, Md Sazzadur Rahman and Ting-Kai Huang
Md Sazzadur Rahman and Ting-Kai Huang, both students in computer science, created this website to provide real-time protection from viruses and phishing and spam campaigns for the 700 million users of Facebook.
The application works by continuously scanning wall-posts, news-feeds and links posted by friends of participating users. As soon as malware, spam or other undesirable material is detected, MyPageKeeper notifies the user and enables the user to remove the malicious content from their profile.

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