McAfee Gets In Your Face(book)

Paul Lilly

Facebook just added McAfee to its friends list in a big way by announcing a year-long partnership with the security firm that will allow all 350 million Facebookers to download a six-month subscription to McAfee's security software.

"We have a lot of control over security measures on Facebook. However, we don't control other websites and services you visit that might infect your computer. For this reason, we recommend that you install updated security software, which you can now do at no cost through this partnership," Jake Brill, a project manager for Facebook's integrity team, wrote in a blog.

More than just a marketing promotion, Facebook is actively integrating McAfee into its operations. Should the social networking site detect that your computer has been compromised, you'll be asked to run a scan before accessing the site.

Image Credit: Facebook

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