INFOGRAPHIC :The Geography of Social Media Threats

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    When talking about social media threats, the focus tends to be on the notorious KOOBFACE malware, which has recently turned a “new leaf” and now propagates via peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.

    However, KOOBFACE is not the only threat that hounds social media. These social networking sites also have features that can become threat vectors. A seemingly harmless wall post from a friend, a video shared by an online contact, or an instant message from a colleague can potentially lead to an attack.These features are meant to make socializing effective and meaningful. However, they have also been used by cybercriminals in their attacks.

    Here goes the infograph -

    Stay Safe and have a nice week ahead :D.

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    Thanks for the heads up Indra! I appreciate your help in keeping me out of trouble on Facebook. :D
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    Welcome my Friend :).
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    thanks Indra.. awesome info... :p:p
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    Most of my friends on FB are from here, so that makes things easier, im not a fan to be honest of social media groups and not surprised by the threat levels,thank you Indra as always for your alerts and sharing with the community
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    Yes, most informative!

    You definitely can open yourself up to an increased level of attack while doing the "social media" thing.
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    Always be careful in Facebook :D. Welcome friends :D.