A vulnerability that was at first denied by Facebook has been fixed. It allowed someone to send someone else on Facebook an executable file, even if the two were not friends. The problem is that this could be used for a phishing, or targeted attack. The file could be malicious software that then allows someone to immediately have access to the victim's computer, network, and data. Facebook has since locked this down.
With this vulnerability locked down, does it mean your company should allow its employees to use Facebook? Like anything in life, this social networking portal can be used to promote your company, and drive up sales, but it could also be a way for malicious forces to have easy access to your network and sensitive information. How do you balance the two? At Renascence IT Consulting, we are wary of Facebook, but use it for our own marketing purposes. If you are interested on how we struck this chord, contact us for more information or other IT related help you may need.
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