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Tips For Safer Social Networking From ICSA Labs

How consumers can enjoy social networking while protecting themselves from security threats
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is continuing to grow dramatically, but not just with users. Cybercriminals increasingly are targeting these sites and their troves of sensitive, personal information.

“While many of these sites are great for finding friends and connecting with business partners, users are sharing more information than ever before -- and the bad guys are taking note,” said Andy Hayter, anti-malcode manager of ICSA Labs. “And it is not just about the sensitive data that users are exposing; the threats are also coming from scams, viruses and other forms of malware that can take many forms on these sites.”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers these helpful tips on how consumers can enjoy social networking while protecting themselves from security threats: