Trojans and Worms and Botnets, Oh My!
September 8, 2010
By Andrew Hayter

Today we put out a press release with tips on how users can use their favorite social media sites - like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - without compromising their personal information.

I wanted to share a few additional yet simple tips for staying safe and secure not only on social networking sites, but the Internet in general: 

  •  Be careful when clicking on a Web link you receive from a friend either via a social networking site or via e-mail. It just might be a fake and lead to bad things happening on your computer.
  • Whatever personal information you share on the Internet, stays on the Internet and can be obtained innocently or maliciously and used against you.
  • Verify any “shortened” link to a Website ex. …bit.ly… before clicking on it.
  • Keep your anti-malware product, Web browser and operating system up-to-date with the latest and greatest patches, updates and signatures. 

What safeguards do you use when web surfing? Do you give social networking sites a higher level of scrutiny than other sites? 

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