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2011 Social Networking Security and Privacy Study

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original : http://www.barracudalabs.com/SNSreport/2011SocialNetworkingStudy.pdf

original : http://www.barracudalabs.com/SNSreport/2011SocialNetworkingStudy.pdf

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  • 1. 2011 Social Networking Security and Privacy Study
  • 2. INTRODUCTION Social networks have become part of the business and personal fabric of the world. About a billion people use various social networks around the world to engage in personal relationships and to conduct business. This growth and advancement faces risks of attackers targeting users as well as users concerns about personal privacy. The study is based on survey results from hundreds of users representing over 20 countries. The study was conducted over a two-week span between September and October 2011. We asked users about their experiences and feelings on social networking usage, security, and privacy. The results highlight some deficiencies that must be addressed by social network providers and the security community in order to provide a safe, fertile ground for continued growth and advancement on social platforms. Dr. Paul Judge Chief Research Officer Barracuda Networks Inc. 2
  • 3. CONTENTS Social Networking Usage Security Threats on Social Networks Privacy on Social Networks Acknowledgments 3
  • 4. SOCIAL NETWORKING USAGE 4
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  • 7. SECURITY THREATS ON SOCIAL NETWORKS 7
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  • 13. PRIVACY ON SOCIAL NETWORKS 13
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  • 18. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This report is made possible by the community of respondents that took the time to share with us their social networking experiences and opinions. We thank you for your participation and look forward to continuing to work with you to understand and address social networking issues. For ongoing updates, please visit BarracudaLabs.com and follow @BarracudaLabs on Twitter. 18
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