Dangers of social networks

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In the eyes of the average user is thus also raises the credibility and trust in social networks, often wrongly. Developers of such networks, rather than on the safety of its users think about the ease of use and capabilities of their services. Number of users of social networks began to climb rapidly over the past few years, in Facebook last month exceeded the number 200 million, more users should be able to MySpace, but much is left behind or Twitter, where the number of users has recently increased the fastest. In all social networks is growing as the number of unwanted and phishing messages and malicious software, which spread because of the vulnerability of social networks.

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Social networks, many developers complain that security can not be taken too seriously. Everything is happening more frequently, that through these networks spread malicious code and spam, which seemingly come from known persons. According to research this message fell ten times more people than those messages, which spread via email. In practice, one of these scams seem to get a message from a friend that is abroad and leave the wallet phone and therefore desperately needs money for a ticket home. A few days ago, the large number of Facebook users nasedlo fraud from phishing messages. They received the message with a link to a page that seemed to be exactly the same as authentic Facebookova the login page. By registering oz. entering their user data on this page have your information disclosed in reality kiberkriminalcem. Would be surprised how many people fell for such fraud. Would also expect that such a complex fraud, the reality is that attackers can apply to your account by guessing passwords already. Most of these social networks is offering access without a password if the user replies to a supplementary question that we asked and answered at the opening of your account. Answers to these questions, for example, Where did you graduated? or Where did you born? are more or less public, a majority of such information can be found on the Internet within minutes. There is no reason you do not have to be answers to such questions simply do not make up, dishonesty here should be your weapon. Of course, you need to remember these answers, you do best so that you make up the whole story, for example – your mother’s maiden name is Bear, you are born in the woods, you have graduated to the Forest School. If you are using ESET’s security programs, you are safe from such scams, caution and common sense is, however, will not be redundant.

How to stay safe?

* Do not use the same passwords to access different services (social networks, email etc.).
* In their profiles navajajte minimum of personal data, you should be aware that the Internet is publicly accessible
* Do not trust any communication on the Internet with caution never superfluous
* If you were in your account spam sent immediately change your password

Dangers of social networks


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