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3 reasons why criminals exploit social networks (and tips to avoid getting scammed)

William Pelgrin | June 7, 2013
The popularity and influence of social media continues to increase at lightning speed, and recent events bear evidence to the impact -- both positive and negative --this medium presents. As the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolded, millions of people turned to social media for information, and government officials and law enforcement used it to keep the public informed and solicit their help.

We are operating in a completely different world than we were just a few years ago --in fact, maybe different from just a few months ago. The risks associated with using social media have never been greater. But, the good news is that by employing some fundamental controls we can significantly minimize our risk of being caught in the crosshairs of the next attack.

William Pelgrin is the President & CEO of the Center for Internet Security


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