Be Aware When Using Social Networking!

[ 0 ] August 27, 2010 |

Be aware when you use social networking! There are fraudsters lurking around every corner in cyberspace and using Facebook or other social media sites to steal information in a way is not much different than using email. Fraudsters hack into your account and use your information to ask your friends for money or personal information. This is something you would not normally ask for and your friends wouldn’t ask for either. One way they do this is by posing as you and telling your friends that you are traveling and have no money or way of getting home and to send money immediately.

My main point here is to ask that you protect yourself. Make sure you use good passwords with numbers, letters, and special characters. Your best defense is being educated on this topic. Be aware of what links you are clicking on and the instructions you are given for doing something. If something doesn’t look right  it probably isn’t!

If you have any questions about this topic feel free to ask. I will always try to get back to you quickly with good information.

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Category: Technology/Security

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Calvin is a Sr. Systems Support Technician and has worked in the systems department since 2001. During a normal day, he keeps the computers running smoothly so our employees can help our members as best as possible. He has also been a member of our social media team since it was created. Calvin normally posts on computer related topics, including security, tips and tricks and new technology happenings at IAACU.

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