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Saturday, October 27, 2007
Facebook security | 10:02 AM

Facebook Bolsters Security to Protect Children Online
Mon 22 Oct 2007


Facebook Bolsters Security to Protect Children Online, Sophos reports

Sophos welcomes move but calls for social networking site to change default privacy settings

IT security and control firm Sophos has welcomed news that Facebook has agreed to better promote its security settings and to take greater actions to protect children online, following a safety probe by the New York attorney general's office.

According to reports, investigators set up fake Facebook profiles posing as teenagers and received sexually suggestive messages from adults within days. The investigators then notified Facebook through its website, but these complaints went unanswered for weeks. Facebook has now agreed to post sterner and more obvious warnings about how users can control and set their security settings to reduce the dangers to children and others using its site. It has also pledged to deal with any complaints within 24 hours.

Sophos experts note that, while Facebook's privacy and security features are far more sophisticated than competing social network sites, it is still almost impossible to police the site and check that users really are who they say they are. Furthermore, many users continue to unwittingly expose their personal details to millions of strangers online, potentially putting themselves at risk of online sexual abuse.

Indeed, recent research from Sophos revealed that 75 percent of users in the London network, the largest on Facebook with more than 1.2 million members, allowed their profile to be viewed by any other member. In light of this research and the findings of New York state, Sophos is urging Facebook to rethink its default privacy settings."With more than 70 million active users on Facebook - many of whom won't have thought to change their privacy settings and to limit which other members can access their personal information - it's no surprise that sexual predators are using these sites as a way to lure innocent victims," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. "Social networking sites provide these criminals with the anonymity they need to trick children and that's why it's so important that the companies themselves take steps to protect members and educate them about the dangers of joining networks and making friends with complete strangers. You wouldn't invite someone you don't know into your home and nor should you let them view your online profile."

Sophos's user guide for behaving safely on Facebook is available at: www.sophos.com/facebook.

To listen to the latest Sophos podcast, which discusses the potential risks posed by social networking websites, please visit: www.sophos.com/podcasts.

In August, Sophos published research showing that 41 percent of Facebook users.
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