How Safe is Social Media?       By: Greg DiBlasi
Security is a BIG Issue Small businesses said 80% believe Facebook,  RSS feeds, and related Web 2.0-based malware  will c...
Social is ControversialPro’s Keep in touch with friends and family Stay updated on current events and news Get involved...
Examples of Security Attacks Clickjacking Scam- Memorial day 2010 Malicious Apps Popular game “Farm Villie” hit with ro...
Tips for Safe Use Practice Common Sense. Don’t be an idiot! DO NOT accept friend request’s from strangers!    Stranger D...
What Business’s Should Do Have a Social Media policy in place Don’t play games or click on random links. Never post any...
Sources http://www.fastcompany.com/1030397/privacy-    and-security-issues-social-networking   http://www.inc.com/news/a...
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Social Media Security

  1. 1. How Safe is Social Media? By: Greg DiBlasi
  2. 2. Security is a BIG Issue Small businesses said 80% believe Facebook, RSS feeds, and related Web 2.0-based malware will cause a problem for their companies in 2010. The number of firms suffering attacks through social media jumped 70 percent between 2008 and 2009. Almost 25% of the companies surveyed reported they had already been compromised because of social media. Social media has made it easier for hackers to make scams and steal sensitive information.
  3. 3. Social is ControversialPro’s Keep in touch with friends and family Stay updated on current events and news Get involved in relevant conversations to youCon’s Information can easily be found about users Opens doors to possible scammers Geolocation feature tell people where you are Hard to remove information once its out there Anything you post online is essentially for the world to see
  4. 4. Examples of Security Attacks Clickjacking Scam- Memorial day 2010 Malicious Apps Popular game “Farm Villie” hit with rogue antivirus scam Command and Control- Using social sites to send commands for viruses “Distracting Beach Babes”- directed users to rogue FB app “Dislike” button scam
  5. 5. Tips for Safe Use Practice Common Sense. Don’t be an idiot! DO NOT accept friend request’s from strangers! Stranger Danger still applies ONLINE! Don’t put sensitive information online, regardless of privacy settings. Be careful using online games on social sites. NEVER share information through these games. Don’t click on random links, or FREE offerings. ALWAYS LOG OFF! Never use Geo-location features. Get Alerts!
  6. 6. What Business’s Should Do Have a Social Media policy in place Don’t play games or click on random links. Never post anything that could get your business in legal trouble. Monitor your activity on these sites regularly. Be smart and protect your business and client information!
  7. 7. Sources http://www.fastcompany.com/1030397/privacy- and-security-issues-social-networking http://www.inc.com/news/articles/2010/04/small- businesses-fear-social-media-security-threat.html http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Social- Networking-Security-Attacks-The-Top-Incidents- of-2010-672107/ http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/12661- Ten-Social-Media-Security-Considerations.html http://readwrite.com/2009/04/28/businesses_fear _social_networking

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