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Facebook spam

5 June 2008

In the realm of Web 2.0 we see a prevalance of information sharing, especially in social-networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. While there is nothing wrong with information sharing, there have been many concerns about privacy, productivity at work and a new platform for threats.

How is using Facebook a threat you may ask? Many people do not realize that their profile may be too ?open?, allowing unintended people to view their profile. Unless you specifically choose not to allow strangers to contact you, you are susceptible to receive messages and wall posts. This means you can get those annoying spam messages about buying ***** pills, fake Rolex watches or even worse, scam messages attempting to get your money.

See our article on Facebook best practices on how to protect your Facebook account.

More: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/06/1471.html

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