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Are social networks safe?

ITWorld, By Dan Tynan

Yes, social networks are fun (and movies about social networks are kind of fun too, in their own sensational way). Yet they have become a breeding ground for the worst nasties on the Web.

A passle of surveys and statistics have come out lately detailing how much of a risk social media presents, most especially to employers. It has become the delivery method of choice for bot masters and malware fiends; it is rapidly becoming the medium du jour for scam artists; and it presents an ever present and growing risk of accidental disclosures.

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