Why social media is a weak point for security

Easy tips to help reduce the security risk of using the big three social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN

Surveying participants at the annual RSA security conference in San Francisco earlier this year, one vendor put some numbers to the social media security risk. The “Employee Social Network Password Practices a Major Workplace Risk” report found that 50% of those questioned hadn’t changed social network passwords for at least a year, and 20% had never changed them. But the most shocking thing is that the survey was of security professionals; if they are that slack with social media security issues, just imagine what your average user is like.

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