Don’t send sensitive info on Facebook Messenger, cybersecurity experts warn

“Messages in Facebook Messenger are likely more sensitive than the information many Facebook users reveal to friends and family in their profiles,” said John Dickson, principal at Denim Group. He warned that Facebook was trading user safety for profit. “Facebook has been able to make billions by selling user information and behavior information in exchange for access to its feature-rich social network platform. Their strategy shapes Facebook’s business culture in untold ways. It puts company leaders at odds with security and privacy experts.”

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.

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