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[Social-discuss] Re: Half of social network users state privacy is #1 co

From: Melvin Carvalho
Subject: [Social-discuss] Re: Half of social network users state privacy is #1 concern
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:03:08 +0200

On 16 July 2010 19:56, Melvin Carvalho <address@hidden> wrote:

Summary of additional findings:

The Webroot survey uncovered that a significant number of people have fallen prey to criminals who target social network users for attack:

  • Nearly a quarter of respondents (22.4 percent) were victims of a phishing attempt to steal their social network password.
  • About one in six (16 percent) reported a malware infection in the past year that originated from a social networking site.
  • One in nine reported at least one of their social network accounts had been compromised or hijacked.
And if you thought the phishing was bad ...

When asked if they had ever read a partner’s Facebook messages, e-mail or other electronic correspondence, the men answered thusly:

On 16 July 2010 19:50, Melvin Carvalho <address@hidden> wrote:
Two separate studies were conducted this week that suggest that social network and geolocation users are torn right down the middle when it comes to issues of privacy. Both studies showed that for about half of the respondents, privacy is their number one concern.

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