Facebook Launches an Application Verification Directory!

by Albin on May 15th, 2009 in Industry and Security News.

Currently 52,000 thousand applications have gone live at Facebook. When such high amount of apps are released to the public, it’s important to verify that they are trustworthy and meaningful. Facebook have now decided to launch a new application directory for this purpose. In a nearby future users have to submit their applications to the “Application Verification Program to get “green light”.

Jerry Cain, developer at Facebook writes in his blog that the new directory includes several new features:

Visibility for Verified Apps: With the new Application Directory, you'll also see the first of Facebook Platform's Verified Apps. These apps will be prioritized higher in the directory and will appear alongside a green check mark in the directory and a verified badge on the application's new Profile Page.

The known worm Win32.Worm.Koobface is spread through social network sites like Facebook and MySpace, so this news is more than welcome to prevent future epidemics.  

Albin Bodahl

Lavasoft Malware Labs