Thursday, January 14, 2010

Facebook and McAfee Team Up

Facebook has announced today that they have signed a deal with McAfee that will give all 350 million members a free six-month license for Internet security software.

"Now, if your computer is infected, you will be asked to run a scan ... and clean it before accessing Facebook," added Facebook project manager Jake Brill. "We're not aware of another free Internet service that takes this much responsibility for helping people keep their accounts secure."

After the six months, you will have to pay to continue using the license, but McAfee says the fee will be cheaper than the annual subscription price for the software in stores.

The software will run on Windows PCs only, with no expected Mac OS X or Linux deal coming anytime soon.

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