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Facebook Real People vs. Fake Profiles

BARRACUDA LABS SOCIAL NETWORKING ANALYSIS THIS BORDER CONSISTS ENTIRELY OF PROFILE PICTURES FROM FAKE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS! facebook. USER PROFILES REAL vs. FAKE PEOPLE PROFILES To spread malware via Facebook, malicious users often create fake profiles. Because the sole purpose of this fake profile is to entice you into befriending them, there are certain detectable characteristics that set them apart from real Facebook users. GENDER Identify themselves as female 40% 97% REAL PEOPLE FAKE PROFILES Females interested in both men and women REAL PEOPLE FAKE PROFILES 6% 58% FRIENDS Average number of friends REAL PEOPLE FAKE PROFILES 130 726 FRIENDS FRIENDS EDUCATION Claim to have attended college 40% 68% REAL PEOPLE FAKE PROFILES Average distance from the high school they attended to their college 618 MILES REAL PEOPLE 338 MILES IIII FAKE PROFILES ACTIVITY Average number of tags per photo REAL PEOPLE FAKE PROFILES 100000 136 TAG FOR EVERY TAGS FOR EVERY I FOUR PHOTOS FOUR PHOTOS 43% of fake profiles have never updated their Facebook status. .compared to 15%0 of real people who have never updated their Facebook status. INTERESTS Percentage that list entertainment interests REAL PEOPLE = 77% FAKE PROFILES = 35% Average number of entertainment interests listed

Facebook Real People vs. Fake Profiles

shared by sheriffgbailey on Feb 04
Barracuda Labs analyzed 2,884 active Facebook accounts to determine the differences between authentic ones and fake pages created by scammers and spammers.


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