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Socializing Securely: Using Social Networking Services

Original release date: June 22, 2012 | Last revised: February 06, 2013

Overview

Social networking is a way for people to connect and share information with each other online. Millions of people worldwide regularly access these types of services from mobile devices, applications, and websites.

When you share information online, you need to understand the potential risks, and you need to be wary of what you share and with whom. Common threats from the use of social networking include viruses, identity theft, third-party applications, and social engineering attacks.

This paper describes the possible threats and the implications of those threats as well as how to protect yourself by implementing security measures and following good practices when using social networking services.

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