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ShareSafe – Great Way to Stay Safe and Earn Rewards on Facebook.

Helsinki, Finland – September 20, 2011: Sharesafe is a new free Facebook beta application developed by F-Secure that keeps you safe from spam and malicious links in your news feed and wall. It’s also easy to scan links with ShareSafe before posting them to your wall, so you can make sure they are safe to visit.

Facebooks’s popularity has made it a major target for online criminals who are posting malicious links to lure visitors to websites that spread viruses, scams and spam. Until now, there has been no way of knowing whether a Facebook link takes you to a legitimate website – or to something that has been set up by the criminals.

ShareSafe uses patent-pending technology for detecting spammy or malicious posts in Facebook. It is designed to stop people spreading links to malicious websites. Other users can see when a link has been sent through and checked by ShareSafe. Thanks to ShareSafe, you can be a responsible member of your friends’ network and encourage everyone to do the same.

Sean Sullivan, Security Advisor from F-Secure says, “Facebook is a global phenomenon and its dramatic growth during the last couple of years has significantly changed how people share information with their friends and family. People now share via social media more than by any other method. Online criminals and tricksters are exploiting this to make money from spam, scams and malware. ShareSafe is a fun application that also provides a useful service for family and friends, making Facebook a safer place for everyone.”

Sharesafe is also a great way to discover new, interesting links from the ShareSafe community thanks to to the “Top Links” feature. ShareSafe incorporates ideas from hit social games on Facebook to turn safe sharing into a fun activity by rewarding users for sharing safe and high quality content. By using ShareSafe, you earn points and badges which can be redeemed for rewards. Points are earned every time you scan and share a link with ShareSafe, and when others like or click your links.

ShareSafe gives few points when you share a link on your wall, but increasingly more points, including bonus points, as others like or click your links." This is to encourage users to post high quality, popular links, rather than just bombard their wall with links in the hope of earning more points. Extra points are also earned when a friend accepts your invitation to join ShareSafe, thereby helping make the larger Facebook community safer. 

The points you earn can currently be redeemed for free licenses of the following products. More rewards will be added in the future.

-    F-Secure Internet Security
-    F-Secure Online Backup
-    F-Secure Mobile Security

ShareSafe is a free beta application so it is still in development and all feedback is much appreciated.

ShareSafe is available at: http://on.fb.me/ShareSafeInfo

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Anna Vuori-Karvia
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