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3/15/2017
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Kelly Sheridan
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The 6 Riskiest Social Media Habits to Avoid at Work

Cybercriminals are turning to Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to launch attacks via employee behavior that could be putting your business at risk.
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Not having an account at all
The potential cost of cyberattacks via social media may seem to outweigh its benefits. Why bother using Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram when the risk is so great?
Not owning an account, or neglecting to claim your company's official name on social media, could prove a risk as well. This puts you at risk for brandjacking, a type of attack in which an attacker creates a social account or blog designed to mimic a specific business. From there, they can share information that conflicts with the business' values. They may also claim a username matching a company's brand and post fake information under the guise of an official source.
(Image: Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock)

Not having an account at all

The potential cost of cyberattacks via social media may seem to outweigh its benefits. Why bother using Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram when the risk is so great?

Not owning an account, or neglecting to claim your company's official name on social media, could prove a risk as well. This puts you at risk for brandjacking, a type of attack in which an attacker creates a social account or blog designed to mimic a specific business. From there, they can share information that conflicts with the business' values. They may also claim a username matching a company's brand and post fake information under the guise of an official source.

(Image: Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock)

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