Facebook And Twitter Get An F On Security Report Card
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Facebook and Twitter have failed a security exam conducted by “security think tank” Digital Society.
An Exam conducted by Digital Society, a self-professed security think tank has given popular social networking sites Facebook and twitter a F grade.
According to Digital Society, the main problem with Facebook and Twitter is that neither site allows full Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protection. Both sites create unencrypted sessions for the user by default. Although the actual logins are encrypted, they’re not authenticated–which means you can’t pull up security information in your browser to verify the sites’ identities.
While Google’s Gmail service received an “A” grade for implementing safeguards, such as SSL authentication and browsing.
The Report Card as released by Digital Society