Is Facebook preparing for Anonymous?
In an attempt to tighten up security Facebook would love it if you hack their site and then tell them exactly how you did it. As a matter of fact, they have already paid out more than $40,000 in their new “Bug Bounty” security campaign to make Facebook a safer site.
When they launched this campaign three weeks ago inviting everyone to have them from security specialist to part time hackers. If the uncover any security holes Facebook will pay a finders fee up $500 or more and they are willing to pay a lot more if they can uncover any major security bugs.
Facebook’s Chief of Security Joe Oliver claims to have already paid a $5,000 bounty for one really good bug report and another person has made up to $7,000 for multiple reports.
It is not known if these measures are being made to prepare themselves for the alleged anonymous hacker attacks next month. Anonymous vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th, 2011. Regardless, these measure will go along way to helping Facebook to be a safer place to visit on the web. Because Facebook is one of the most visited sites on the web it has also become one of the riskiest sites to visit.
Countless people fall victim to computer viruses and computer security breaches everyday on Facebook. The fact is that Facebook has been a risky site to visit for quites sometime now. Video downloads have been especially rife with viruses and malware infections.
Are these measures too late? Only time will tell.