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Security Risks Of Oversharing On Social Media

OVERSHARING Your Biggest Security Risk Could be You Reports of massive data breaches and hacked accounts are flooding the airwaves. Are you making it easier for criminals to steal your information? THE FACTS ON HACKS Attacks are increasing Attacks are expensive 1 BILLION+ records stolen in 2014 Companies lost between $375 to $575 billion in 2014 Increased more than 70% over 2013 Consumers lost about $3,300 on average in 2013 47% of all U.S. adults had their personal data exposed by hacking attacks in 2014 ACCORDING TO A 2014 STUDY BY JUNIPER NETWORKS One average, Twitter passwords sell for *******D more on the black market than credit card details HOW MUCH OF YOU IS ON SOCIAL MEDIA? DATA YOU MEAN TO GIVE DATA YOU DON'T MEAN TO GIVE PERSONALLY GPS LOCATION → Wi-fi → Bluetooth signal IDENTIFIABLE INFO → Your name → Birthday → Photo → Any other distinguishing information CONTACTS → Phone address book → Email address book PHONE INFORMATION → Service provider → Language LOCATION DATA → Listed location Tagged location on sites like Instagram and Foursquare Time zone → Make and model → Operating system - ios, Android or Windows - System updates → Battery percentage BILLING INFORMATION → Address → Credit Card Information $4 SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE HABITS → Frequency of use → Likes and interests → Social network interactions - Messages - Photos shared - Close friends vs. acquaintances → Visits to partner websites based on ads EMPLOYMENT DATA → Previous and current jobs → Current coworkers According to a May 2015 survey commissioned by the USA Network, 55% of young people say that if they could start fresh, they wouldn't join social media at all WHAT CAN HACKERS DO WITH YOUR DATA? PERSONALIZE SOCIAL ENGINEERING AT TACKS AND SPAM EMAILS Spear phishing is a highly targeted form of phishing attack that relies on personalization to trick victims Malware-laced emails don't seem as risky when they refer to people or places that are familiar to you (e.g. names of friends, coworkers, employers ór organizations you belong to) Attacks can be personalized based on your likes and interests and often appear to be sent from “friends" or coworkers (IT department, bosses, executives, etc.) HACK OTHER ACCOUNTS Use the same password and email to try to access your banking account, email or business accounts to steal data Send spear phishing emails to your employer or coworkers using your information or accounts Use information gleaned from social media to guess passwords or answer security questions on other sites (e.g. your dog's name, place of birth, or mother's maiden name) Reset passwords EXTORTION Charge a fee to regain control of your profile Ransom embarrassing photos or conversations STEAL YOUR IDENTITY Use current bank accounts Open new accounts Create false identities for criminals TIPS FOR USING SOCIAL MEDIA SAFELY AND SECURELY Use unique, complex passwords for every online account you own and change them regularly – especially following announcement of a security breach or account compromise Configure privacy settings for your social profiles to control what kind of information you share with others Weigh your risk before posting or sharing information that could be valuable to cybercriminals Never share sensitive information on social media, including financial information, account credentials, confidential company information, and personal information that could be used to steal your identity or compromise your accounts +*************** en $4 Be especially wary of unsolicited contact via social media, particularly from people you don't know Avoid clicking on suspicious links or content in direct messages or news feeds Only connect with people that you know and trust in real life In the wrong hands the data making up your online identity can wreak havoc on your IRL identity. For tools and more information on ways to protect your data, VISIT DIGITALGUARDIAN.COM gsagov/portal/content/104256 php cbcca/news/canadanova-scotia/halifax-teen-charged-with-extortion-over-facebook-photo-threats-1.2428384 you over "solfie"-culture us danger-social-shutdown-why -aren't-americans-doing-moretnetwork-33145 telegraph.couk/technology/twitter/10729146/Stolen-Twitter passwords worth-more-than credit-card details.html DIGITAL GUARDIAN N NOWSOURCING

Security Risks Of Oversharing On Social Media

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Even if you're not doxing yourself on social media, you may still be giving too much away. Learn how to help prevent identity theft from this infographic!


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