Safety on social media

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Safety on social media

  1. 1. Breakfast at the Desk
  2. 2.  Facebook Twitter LinkedIn MySpace
  3. 3.  The internet provides a sense of anonymity The lack of physical interaction provides a false sense of security Those on social media tailor the information for their friends to read, forgetting that others may see it Social medial users want to offer insights to impress potential friends or associates
  4. 4.  As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Traffic is always followed by: ◦ Hackers ◦ Spammers ◦ Virus writers ◦ Identity thieves ◦ Other criminals
  5. 5.  Would you post your credit card number online? How about your bank account number? Would you respond to a strangers e-mail request with your current address? What about your pets name?
  6. 6.  Psych Speed dating Thief would ask seemingly innocent questions
  7. 7.  Scientific American Article ◦ Herbert H. Thompson Broke into an acquaintances account ◦ Internet Mining ◦ Online Resume ◦ Blog ◦ “Forgot Password”
  8. 8.  Good ◦ Where were you when you heard about 9/11? ◦ What was your childhood nickname? ◦ What was the name of your first stuffed animal? Fair ◦ What time of the day were you born? ◦ What was the first concert you attended? Poor ◦ In what year was your father born? ◦ What is your mothers maiden name? ◦ What color is your hair?
  9. 9.  You’re Identity Is Completely Safe… Is that all you have to worry about? What else is there?
  10. 10. WHAT ABOUT YOUR HOME?????
  11. 11.  Nearly 80% of burglars use Facebook, Foursquare, or Twitter to target houses 75% use Google Street to stake out neighborhoods without actually being there
  12. 12.  Set your privacy status properly Only add actual “friends” Do not post vacation information Do not post photos of expensive items Do not post photos that reveal your address
  13. 13.  Beware of TMI Customize Your Privacy Limit Work History ◦ Sarah Palin! Don’t Trust… Verify!
  14. 14.  http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06- 003.html http://msisac.cisecurity.org/newsletters/201 1-12.cfm http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42322614/n s/technology_and_science-security/t/steps- staying-safe-social-networks/

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