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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