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Security Risks in Social Media Technologies by Alan Oxley

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Security threats to social media technologies

Abstract:

This chapter begins by discussing what security means. There must be objectives that one wishes to attain and security controls are utilized to realize them. Some public service organizations, such as government departments, are continuously under attack. The chapter outlines the security threats that social media sites are particularly susceptible to, which will enable readers to appreciate the importance of having robust security measures. Social engineering and associated problems such as handling unsolicited messages (opening files, hyperlinks, and problems associated with communicating with strangers) are also described. The topic of “trust” is discussed, and this does not just ...

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