Facebook Confirms Developer Accounts

Facebook is now requiring every developer to verify his or her Facebook account in order to create new applications. According to the Facebook Developer Blog, the company is taking this step to “preserve the integrity of Facebook Platform, ensuring that every application is associated with a valid and real Facebook account.”

In response to the new procedure, The Los Angeles Times reports that according to several security researchers, including experts at Sophos, Trend Micro and Kaspersky, the new program is not strong enough to “thwart the onslaught of rogue apps on Facebook.”

Still, as security evangelist t Ryan Naraine of Kaspersky told the LA Times, at least it is a “step in the right direction.”

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