Social Media Privacy — Real Threat
If you are online, then you are most likely being watched. Criminals with malicious intent are lurking around your social media platforms to steal your identity, photos, and anything else they can get their hands on. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of how detailed you can be with your privacy settings — and many people, myself included, are oblivious to the dangers of the internet. After completing an online safety course, I began to be more mindful about my online privacy. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of how detailed you can be with your privacy settings — and many people, myself included, are oblivious to the dangers of the internet.
Using social media, criminals are skilled at duping people out of sensitive information, stealing personal data, and getting access to accounts that users believe private. The following are examples of common social media threats.
Data Mining is a term that refers to the study of data.
On the internet, everyone leaves a digital trace of their activities. For example, when someone opens a new social media account, they must enter personal information that may include their name, birth date, geographic area, and personal interests, among other things. Aside from that, organizations collect information on user behaviour, such as the times, places, and ways users interact with their platforms. This information is collected and used by businesses to better target advertisements to their customers. In addition, companies have been known to share users’ data with third-party organizations without the users’ knowledge or consent in some cases.
Attempts at Phishing
Criminals use phishing to gain access to sensitive personal information, and it is one of the most prevalent methods of doing so. A phishing assault, which might take the form…