Published on July 2nd, 20090
Is the happy social networking family under threat?
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn could be exposing your staff to major security risks.
A survey of 1000 users by Webroot has revealed that 30 per cent of people have been subject to cybercrime in the last year, with identity theft, malware infection, unauthorised password changes and friend-in-distress scams commonly reported.
Yet two-thirds of those quizzed do not restrict personal details from the view of search engines, with 50 per cent admitting they don’t know who is able to access their data.
Criminals are able to mine social networking sites for personal information and send messages to the victim’s friends containing malware. Another common mistake being made by a third of the respondents was using the same passwords for multiple sites and accounts.