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12/21/2017
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Facebook Helps Users Detect Phishing Emails

A new Facebook tool shares recent security-related emails so users can verify whether messages are legitimate.

Phishing attacks often attempt to trick users with fake login pages so they enter their credentials on a malicious site. Facebook wants to help users separate legitimate and fraudulent emails with a new tool intended to stop consumers from getting phished.

Starting today, users will be able to view "recent emails about security and login" from their Security Settings page (facebook.com/settings). There, Facebook will publish a list of security-related emails it has recently sent.

Facebook uses a domain called Facebookmail.com to send notifications when someone attempts to log into an account or change a password. Users who are suspicious of emails claiming to be from Facebook can access Settings to see if messages are legitimate before logging in.

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paulfwalsh
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paulfwalsh,
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12/21/2017 | 12:00:52 PM
Won't add value
This will help 000000.1% of Facebook users. Displaying emails sent in a place nobody knows, *after* they have been sent, is not going to produce enough juice to justify the squeeze.

p.s. your site doesn't allow us to login with Twitter or LinkedIn - doesn't work. 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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12/22/2017 | 8:11:17 AM
Re: Won't add value
For your post script reach out to a site administrator.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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12/24/2017 | 2:45:26 PM
Re: Won't add value
I would agree, it is not easy for the users to manage this.
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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12/22/2017 | 8:10:43 AM
Not convenient enough
This may be fine for security oriented and technology oriented folks, however to the typical facebook user this does not seem to a viable option to me. For the standard user, I believe user awareness training to be a more efficient means of get security messages across. Rerouting the user immediately and explaining what to look for, why they were targeted, and the overall risk.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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12/24/2017 | 2:48:38 PM
Re: Not convenient enough
This may be fine for security oriented and technology oriented folks I would agree with this, it would mainly be discarded since not easy to use.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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12/24/2017 | 2:50:24 PM
Re: Not convenient enough
For the standard user, I believe user awareness training to be a more efficient means of get security messages across. That is true. Security awareness trainings are the best way to go.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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12/24/2017 | 2:52:38 PM
Re: Not convenient enough
why they were targeted, And how they are targeted is important to know and explain the users.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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12/24/2017 | 2:43:22 PM
Any step is a good step
I say any step toward protecting users is a good step, it may not be efficient in the first go but I can still help
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