Facebook (facebook.com) is a social media site founded by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook is owned by the parent company Meta Platforms. Meta Platforms is also the parent company of Instagram and Threads. Most people in the world are signed up to at least one of the Meta Platforms sites. Similar sites to Facebook include Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and Reddit.

ALTERNATIVES

Similar sites to facebook.com include twitter.com, instagram.com, reddit.com, t.co, pinterest.com, linkedin.com, tiktok.com, google.com, discord.com, and youtube.com.

HISTORY

As of November 2023, facebook.com has 16.1 billion monthly views, according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates that facebook.com was founded on December 12, 1998. The Internet Archive has saved facebook.com 5,508,200 times between December 12, 1998 and December 15, 2023.

Is facebook.com Safe?

Here, I analyzed facebook.com for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam:

Sucuri says facebook.com is a medium security risk. Results: Sucuri scan for facebook.com.

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Sucuri says facebook.com is a medium security risk because it returned an Anomaly behavior detected [possible malware] (warning.html_anomaly) status on the following URLs:

  • http://facebook.com/.git/HEAD
  • https://facebook.com/

Unmask Parasites says facebook.com is clean. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for facebook.com.

VirusTotal says facebook.com is flagged as malicious by ArcSight Threat Intelligence.Results: VirusTotal scan for facebook.com.

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It also has a Crowdsourced context rating of MEDIUM 1:

ThreatFox IOCs for 2023-09-10 – according to source ArcSight Threat Intelligence – 3 months ago
Quasar RAT botnet C2 domain (confidence level: 100%)

URLVoid says facebook.com passed all blocklist engines. Results: URLVoid scan for facebook.com.

In conclusion, Sucuri says facebook.com doesn’t have malware. Unmask Parasites says facebook.com is clean of parasites. VirusTotal and Sucuri say facebook.com isn’t malicious or blacklisted. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.

Links and Profiles

Website: facebook.com

References

1. SimilarWeb – facebook.com

2. Wayback Machine – facebook.com

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