Social Networking Safety Tips

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Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+,Pinterest and LinkedIn are powerful, Internet based tools that allow you to meet, interact and share with people around the world. However, with all these capabilities come risks, not to just you and your computer, but your family, friends and employer. The March 2013 SANS Ouch Newsletter discusses the dangers and how to use these sites more safely. See Target: Social Networking Sites for more information on the issues and why social networking sites need to be used safely.

Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.

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Filed under Internet Security, Social Networking, Warning

2 responses to “Social Networking Safety Tips

  1. Hi paul, this subject is a minefield, and my own view is that more should be done by the sites themselves to protect it’s users. I have been an internet marketer and social media manager for a number of years, and the things I have seen and heard about are just appalling, even so far as hearing about suicide from social media bullying, this has to stop and more has to be done to stop it. In the UK we are too much of a ‘Nanny’ state and I think it’s time we toughened up and dished out some penaties to fit the crime. Rant over great site.
    Best regards

    • Paul,
      I certainly agree that the sites should take more responsibility in protecting their customers. If for no other reason, they should do so to avoid the bad press that comes with each incident of customers being attacked or of identity theft. I am not very positive in my opinion of the future of the Internet; for reasons such as this.

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