Social Networking's 17 Golden Rules
ENISA's report shows the dangers of using social networking sites, especially when a user frequents them via mobile phones.
The agency outlines a number of risks and threats associated with using social networking sites and has come up with a list of 17 golden rules to follow when visiting them or posting anything. Among the tips:
The agency outlines a number of risks and threats associated with using social networking sites, and has come up with a list of 17 golden rules to follow when visiting or posting anything.
ENISA's report also shows that the increased use of social networking sites means malware writers are having a field day, and criminals look to these sites for their first level of reconnaissance in picking a rich target.
Businesses, too, should pay attention to this report, as ENISA says the biggest risk for companies is information leakage. The report also cites one case of a university professor who suffered when someone created an offensive profile of him on Facebook, affecting his reputation.
As more people use social networking sites to connect to their families, friends and colleagues, how and what people are posting to these sites becomes a real privacy and security issue for everyone involved -- even those companies that don't yet have a presence on these sites.