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Facebook's Graph Search worries security experts

Antone Gonsalves | Jan. 25, 2013
Post highlighting embarrassing things raises questions of user privacy with Graph Search, which Facebook users cannot opt out of

The same security risk applies to corporate employees, who may unknowingly reveal too much about their work and colleagues. Rick Holland, a senior analyst for security and risk management at Forrester Research, said companies should include Graph Search in security awareness campaigns.

"Security awareness is much more effective when it has the personal hook. Some of the searches that you can run are pretty shocking, what better way to demonstrate the personal risks of using Facebook?" Holland said. "Tie Facebook and protecting your family's privacy into a broader training session that also covers spear phishing/social engineering. Win for the employee and win for the company."


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