This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Monday, 2 July 2012

3 Ways Cyber Scams are Getting More Personal - and Social

Social media is allowing a more diverse range of scams than ever before. And according to this article, it's the perfect target for criminals - too many people are just used to sharing without ever thinking about security. There are 3 ways scammers are increasingly exploiting this vulnerability in people:

1) By putting malware in links that social media users are relaxed about clicking on;
2) By developing malware that appears to be part of a social media service and thereby can request, and capture, personal and financial data;
3) By using personal info from social media to target their attack and make it seem more credible.

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