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Seven Social Media Security Snafus

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    Ericka Chickowski

 
 
 
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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.
This article was originally published on 2010-04-25