Seven Social Media Security Snafus

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    Ericka Chickowski

    | Posted 2010-04-25
1: MySpace Banner Malware

1: MySpace Banner Malware

In early 2008, the threats posed by social networks were foretold by a malware-laden banner ad that plagued MySpace and infected its users.

Sure, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter offer channel partners a lot of opportunity to connect with business partners and friends alike. But it also gives the bad guys a chance at some not-so-welcome connections as well. The new technology and lack of security inherent with social media has opened up organizations to a laundry list of new risks. The following are some of the more embarrassing security glitches and privacy gaffes that have gone down in recent memory.

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