As it closes in on 1 billion users, Facebook has formed partnerships with five security software outfits to crack down on pfishing schemes.
Facebook said Wednesday that Microsoft, McAfee, Trend Micro, Sophos and Symantec will join the fight to keep its users from sharing links to sites that install malware. Facebook also has its own tools in its arsenal and a vast database of malicious URLs.
Facebook users, who number more than 900 million, post a ton of links, some from blacklisted sites. Now Facebook will warn you when you click on a site it suspects could pose a threat to your computer.