The article “The Dangers of Social Networking” has been written by Georg Wicherski who is the analyzer and blog writer in Kaspersky Lab Expert posted this article on April 19, 2010, in (http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792113/The_Dangers_of_Social_Networking).
The main purpose of this topic is about the threats and scams and the lack of awareness of users in the social networks such as: Facebook, Twiter and etc. The article is going to inform computer-literate persons about these days’ cybercriminal environment of social networks and to avoid them to share their personal information on these social networks.
Georg Wicherski as the author of this article has tried to inform users to be more careful about the abuse of hackers by utilizing your login and password and selling your information in a black market or use your profile to access to your friend’s accounts and scam by clickjacking and stealing from you. However, since these platforms attract so many people – most of whom are blissfully unaware of the need for online security – the attackers attempt to take the most advantages from them in the social networking environment.
Attacking your Friends and Account Phishing by fake website and by click on the login and password requested in the same vision of your current website like Facebook and by entering user and password the account has phished and use that to attack your friends or either sell the information or use it for contact with other related profiles.
Another type of threat that has graduated from simply targeting Online Banking to now attacking Social Networking users are password stealers who will receive the account information before it sent over the network. Social engineering component that tries to lure the victim by sending the message or downloading a program into the computer and send the typing words and numbers to the stealer. To get rid of that issue asking your friends if they really did send you a link is a...