2:00 PMFacebook : This Link May Not Be Safe Message | Facebook and Websense Partner to Protect Users from Malicious Links
Starting today, we have implemented a partnership with Facebook, arguably
the largest, most important platform on the globe, to better protect
users against malicious links leading to malware-embedded websites and
A platform as popular as Facebook is naturally a target for attackers. We have been working with Facebook and their security teams for a number of years in order to keep their users safe, but now we have integrated directly into the platform for an unprecedented security combination.
Soon, when a user clicks on a URL that has been posted within Facebook, that link will be sent to Websense for security classification. The Websense® ThreatSeeker® Cloud, an advanced classification and malware identification platform, will then analyze the link in real time. If the destination site is considered unsafe, the user is presented with a warning page that offers the choice to continue at their own risk, return to the previous screen, or get more information on why it was flagged as suspicious.