Recently, Facebook is suffering from rampant phishing attacks, pushing the online social website to bolstering its security.
Phishing is a form of stealing login information of by directing a user to an imposter website that is made to look and feel like the original website.
Our deep commitment to the safety of our users requires a strong proactive security strategy, best-of-breed technology and active engagement with industry leaders, said Ryan McGeehan, threat analyst at Facebook, in a statement.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company already employs MarkMonitor's AntiFraud Solutions to supplement its in-house security efforts. Specifically, Facebook will send MarkMonitor suspicious URLs, which are then added to the browser blacklists and ultimately taken down, a company spokesperson said.
When we find a new phishing site, we send the information to MarkMonitor, a company that adds these phony sites to blacklists. If you've ever visited a website and seen a red sign indicating that it was a Web Forgery, you've probably seen their work, the company said.
In addition, the Facebook also released guidelines to all the user of its popular site to use an up-to-date browser that features an anti-phishing black list such as Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.0.10, and to use unique logins and passwords for each of the websites.
Facebook is also inviting everyone to become a a fan of the Facebook Security Page for more updates on new threats as well as helpful information.