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Loose talk on social media big security risk for firms, says Kaspersky

From SC Magazine

"Employees are risking their organisations' IT security and their own personal data by sharing too much information on social media.

According to a quiz from Kaspersky Lab, almost a third (30%) of social network users share their posts, check-ins and other personal info with everybody who is online – not just their friends. This is leaving the door wide open for cyber criminals to attack, as users remain unaware of just how public their private information can be on these channels.

The quiz also found that one in ten (9%) respondents didn't think people outside of their friends list could be seeing their pages and posts, making it easy for their personal information to fall into the wrong hands, or even be used by criminals for identity theft and financial fraud.

The survey found that while over three-quarters (78%) of internet users have a social media account, the quiz showed a distinct lack of security awareness amongst social media users.”

Read more at SC Magazine


NCC Weekly News Update 12 January 2016 

 

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