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Facebook Changes To Open Door To Interactive Scams

Planned changes could flood site with Twitter-style spambots and increase targeted attacks
BITDEFENDER HQ (Sept. 26, 2011) – Facebook’s planned changes from this year’s f8 Developer Conference, while increasing interaction between users, could also flood the site with Twitter-style spambots and increase targeted attacks.

The last few weeks have been hot for Facebook users. After updating Privacy Controls and silently pushing the Smart Lists, the f8 pushed usability and privacy to a new level: Subscribers, News Ticker and Wall facelift, and the star of this f8 conference, the Timeline and the new Open Graph features.

While these new features will increase interaction between users, privacy and security issues were pushed to new limits. Here are the five main concerns.

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