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.
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
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
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!
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!