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Social media keep your computer safe, or not?

Posted by madelines on July 30, 2012

Recently, a report indicated that, even though the users feel comparatively safe to surf social networking sites compared to other unknown sites, social networking sites are increasingly used to launch malware attacks in India. Naik, the Managing Director serves in Symantec, said,” Due to social engineering techniques and the viral nature of social networks, it’s much easier for threats to spread from one person to the next.” Naik also mentioned that 50% of the cyber attacks targeted small and medium-sized business organisation in 2011.

So be careful, when you follow your friends to download a file on social networking sites, the seemingly innocuous action might give a chance for harkers into your computer and make you as a target.

Source:

Social networking sites eyed by hackers in India: Report

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/social-media/Social-networking-sites-eyed-by-hackers-in-India-Report/articleshow/15270718.cms

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