Cyber criminals are targeting social media users

By Devere Patton

In a recent Forrester survey of 192 firms, 19 percent of the security breaches they experienced in the past 12 months were targeted through social media accounts.

Teach your users social media protection

Here are a few things you can do right now to educate your users and safeguard your network:

Set strong passwordsKeep your firewall and antivirus programs up-to-dateBe wary of add-ons and other social media appsAccept friend requests only from people you know

It goes beyond basics

Hackers are using more advanced techniques to access accounts and steal sensitive information. Learn more about how you can spot bogus online ads and fake accounts by reading our latest blog on social media safety.


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