Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Social Media Fraud

One of the biggest problems that social media companies have encountered with the rise of the popularity of social media is the rise of social media fraud. According to the Wall Street Journal, one of the biggest problems that companies are encountering occurs when criminals create fake urls that are made to look like legitimate websites. This occurs when a criminal creates a url that has a name that impersonates a real entity. However, when the url is clicked, the user is directed to another website that is created to obtain the user name, password and other identifying information of the user.

There is no way to stop this behavior. If a hacker has the right tools and the determination, he will be successful in breaking into your computer, website, or blog. The only way to avoid becoming a victim is to be careful about the websites you visit and ensuring that you have current security software installed on your computer or network. Even with these precautions you can still become a victim of this type of fraud.

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