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Facebook has a Deluge of Malicious Profiles

According to Cloudmark's European Head of Technology Services - Neil Cook, a research completed by the company reveals that about 20-40% of all new profiles on Facebook, the popular site for social networking, could be fake and dangerous as they are created to push malicious content, as reported by Vnunet on October 7, 2008.

Cook further explicated that once Facebook has fake profiles posted on it, virus and malware authors encourage the users to follow links pointing to malicious Websites by incorporating them on other members' blog or wall postings.

Security specialists at Cloudmark also said that malware writers use another tactic - requests from friends or pe...

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