Security & Privacy

Keeping the Facebook community safe and secure

Research into security and privacy is a constant and important part of keeping the Facebook community safe to support each and every person’s communications and personal information.

Our diverse team of security and privacy researchers at Facebook span many disciplines, such as software engineering, usability, penetration testing, spam-prevention and detecting and responding to new online threats. Research efforts focus on staying ahead of immediate challenges, such as protecting accounts from phishing and malware, as well as developing long-term solutions to ensure that Facebook remains one of the best mediums for communicating personal information to your friends and family.

“Keeping people’s communications and personal information safe and secure is a core part of our DNA at Facebook. Our experts in security and privacy work around the clock to detect, design and build new solutions to stay ahead of threats.” Samir Patel, Engineering Director on User Data Protection and Protect and Care

Latest Publications

All Publications

CODE - November 20, 2020

Privacy-Preserving Randomized Controlled Trials: A Protocol for Industry Scale Deployment (Extended Abstract)

Mahnush Movahedi, Benjamin M. Case, Andrew Knox, Li Li, Yiming Paul Li, Sanjay Saravanan, Shubho Sengupta, Erik Taubeneck

USENIX Security - November 11, 2020

Deep Entity Classification: Abusive Account Detection for Online Social Networks

Teng Xu, Gerard Goossen, Huseyin Kerem Cevahir, Sara Khodeir, Yingyezhe Jin, Frank Li, Shawn Shan, Sagar Patel, David Freeman, Paul Pearce

AFT - November 1, 2020

FastPay: High-Performance Byzantine Fault Tolerant Settlement

Mathieu Baudet, George Danezis, Alberto Sonnino

ACM IMC - October 28, 2020

Towards A User-Level Understanding of IPv6 Behavior

Frank Li, David Freeman

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