The only solution to privacy and security issues is the user must limit the amount of information they share and careful about what is shared. Limit your presence in social networking all together.
Don’t post anything you wouldn’t mind telling a complete stranger. If you wouldn’t invite strangers over to see your cat, you certainly shouldn’t show them all the pictures of your holiday and your family.
Be careful who you friend – there’s no way to check the identity of an online user.
Don’t share your passwords with anyone. It is common for hackers to pretend to be IT workers and such in order to gain access.
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