Social Networks and the Information Security

By: Matjaz

Nowadays we live in the social networking time. There are so many internet site, where if we register, we can find our friends and that people who we know. The main point of these pages: we can make contact with those people who we already knew. We can get some information about them, what they are working, where they are living, what they like doing in their free times, etc... In case of inform in these sites we just give our data (name, job, schools, telephone number, address, etc) and those people who we know can see it.

But many times you do not need to be registered for seeing other's data, and you just give these information to other's hand. But you never know who will misuse with these information. So many people on these sites trust in the data security. There are many people who publicize their personal data and their very near photos.

Some adepts are concerned about the data trail that people are routinely leaving behind them on social networking and other sites. Others believe that personal content will become accessible for marketing and other purposes. For instance the police use these programs for finding criminals. If you want to be safe do not give your address, phone number and those things with that others can misuse.

When we talk about information security awareness, these things are very important, too. It is not just about the computer viruses and hackers, or "look after your credit card" things. Having our personal data in safe is one of the most important security awareness.

You can read more: www.infosecuritylab.com

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