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Here we explain technical terms and how different security solutions protect your computer, phone or mobile devices.

Social media dangers

Everybody’s buzzing on social media, sharing thoughts, opinions and personal details with the rest of the world – including cybercriminals.

Hackers and identity thieves have shifted their attention to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest to pick out their victims and abuse their credentials and their accounts. But how exactly do they work and what scams do they employ? Here’s an overview of the most common social media threats and advice on how to protect yourself and your kids from them.



Social Media Dangers articles

3

November

2011

Have you noticed how some of the ads on the sites you visit seem to be a perfect match to your interests? Think that’s a coincidence? On the web it certainly isn’t, as ad... Read more


3

November

2011

Social media threats versus internet security

Social media is the man’s briskest invention so far when it comes to meeting new people and sharing your thoughts, opinions, and personal details on yourself with the wor... Read more


7

March

2008

Security risks in Web 2.0

Online socialising on Web 2.0 sites has rapidly become the new way to network and make friends, but it is also an easy way to become a victim of malware. Because as more ... Read more


14

January

2008

Malware and spam in blogs

Whatever attracts us on the Internet also attracts malware. So as blogs (short for web logs) became popular by 2003, spammers and hackers discovered new possibilities to ... Read more


18

December

2007

What is social engineering?

Social engineering is the use of deception and manipulation to obtain confidential information. It is a non-technical kind of intrusion that relies heavily on human inter... Read more


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