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Facebook Tips: Staying Safe While Using Games and Apps

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"If you’re one of the 63.7 million people playing the popular Farmville game on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed a change in how you earn points. FarmVille’s parent company, Zynga, agreed last week to remove deceiving mobile subscriptions and "scammy" offers that lure players to register for services in exchange for game currency, which helps players to advance in the game.

The hope? To make Facebook a friendlier-and safer-place to play. But as more and more third-party apps are developed and downloaded-and as social gaming’s popularity continues to increase-so do the chances that you’re hit with malware, phishing scams and hackings. Chet Wisniewski, senior security advisor at Sophos, and Jon Erickson, vulnerability researcher at VMware and author of Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, shared four ways to play safe and stay safe on Facebook. " – Content courtesy of Facebook Tips: Staying Safe While Using Games and Apps – Network World

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