Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Social Networks and Scamming

Social networks have been cause for concern from a security and privacy viewpoint since their beginnings. Now those concerns are being reignited and heightened because of the emergence of tools that were designed for finding information on various networks, but in fact are useful to scammers for finding the users of the various sites. They can use this information to focus their phishing expeditions for the"most effective" results. Its an unintended consequence. An article in Computerworld describes this issue in more detail and also discusses some of the tools that are out there for free download.

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