Due to recent criticism of lack of security provide by many social networking sites, Facebook has decided to increase the security measures for its users. Through this action Facebook does not only want to protect the privacy of its users but also provide security against malicious threats, like viruses, spyware and spam.

The pressure to take action on the security front comes increasingly from parents being concerned about their children’s online security.  In the recent announcement Facebook will be setting up a special support team that will provide guidance to parents on how to maintain security for their children while using Face book.

However many critics are worried about hackers that send unprecedented spam to the 400 million registered users. Experts want Face book to have better security protocol measures in order to tackle the menace of spam.

Facebook claims that it has introduced new technology measures such as CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart), which is an automated computer application that runs on the server. If the application detects that a particular users is sending message in an erroneous manners, it will block that user.

With the increasing amount of users registering on Facebook , it is becoming inevitable that any major issues to security threats will ever get divulged out of proportion. Let’s hope not.