KRAA Security Cautions of the Top 10 Social Media Security Attacks

KRAA Security's CEO Gary Bahadur talked about social media security in corporate environments and methods to reduce risk and reputation damage, either through harmful intent or simple mistakes by employees, as hosted a 45-minute webinar, as per the news by the BIGNEWS.BIZ on December 24, 2010.

The webinar recognize the susceptible areas within a company where social media might target. After examining every area minutely, Gary Bahadur concludes the webinar with suggestions on how to avoid being a target of come hacker.

As per the expert, employees may reveal private details about the company and its clients. They might also click on inapt site links which may carry viruses that eventually reached the company's network. trojans dupe employees into thinking that they are conversing with some authentic application and meanwhile they steal data from the user's system.

Several firms do not use social media policies, leaving employees with an "anything goes" modus operandi as far as social networking is concerned. They should aim at systematic planning to manage several inherent risks. During 2010, "Koobface" Social Networking worm stole data from Facebook, Bebo, Twitter, LinkedIn and Myspace by cheating by duping users to install a Trojan. Automated programs literally "scrape" data from users network to build unauthentic profiles.

Competitors might hide behind fake profiles to collect data about the company. Or else, they might use false profiles to hamper the brand image by spreading rumours about the company.

Further, phishing urges users to reveal authentic login details by replicating legitimate websites. Not all employees are well aware of the online security and security of private information.

Bahadur claimed that social media security policies should go hand in hand with reputation management tools. Every department- Marketing, Human Resources and IT Security departments - should be interrelated and well aware of every detail of the company information. Companies must set up a training program around appropriate Social Media usage for avoiding a potential disaster, as per the news by BIGNEWS.BIZ on December 24, 2010.

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