Kaspersky Lab warns of sharing personal information across networking sites

Jan

10

2016

Concluded test conducted by the company Kaspersky Lab that approximately 30% of the users of social networks share their entries and data to log on to their accounts and other personal information with each person connected to the Internet, not only their friends.

Russian company specialized in the field of security solutions and indicated that it would leave the door wide open for cybercriminals to launch attacks, as a result of the lack of awareness among users about the possibility of their own specific information on these channels to the public leak.

And despite the fact that more than three quarters (78%) of Internet users have accounts on the channels and social media, but the study showed a clear lack of awareness among social media users.

According to Kaspersky Lab test, there is one out of every ten respondents pointed to the inability of anyone outside the scope of their friends to see their pages and their entries, which makes it easy and occurrence of their personal information in the wrong hands, or even used by criminals specialists robbery information identity and financial fraud.

Test and concluded that users put themselves at risk when you add friends, and surprisingly, that 12% of the respondents admitted that they add anyone to the list of friends, regardless of whether they know them or not.

He acknowledged one-third of users (31%) also accept communicate with people they do not know requests, so in case you have mutual friends with each other, although this could expose them to connect more unknown people, including advertising agencies or cyber criminals.

In terms of confidence friends, showed a quarter of respondents (26%) lack of reluctance by clicking on any sent by a friend to them without question his identity links, or taking into account the possibility of penetrating the sender’s account.

Said David M., principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, “The social networking users are playing a dangerous game by not being careful in the use of cyberspace and the opportunity to strangers access to their personal data and their information easily.”

He added Em “Due to contain the personal files of the users of social media on a wide range of privacy information such as birth dates and addresses of housing and plans for holidays, etc., it will not take the criminals long time to find and exploit the information value, or steal users’ identity data for their own malicious goals. This may be much easier for them if you have to respond to the request friendship with you. ”

To ensure that exposure to risks due to display personal information on social media channels, Kaspersky Lab recommends Internet users to be careful about who endorse and the extent of their trust, because they might not seem in fact to what they are now.

In case of suspicion of anyone else, Kaspersky Lab advises not to accept the friend request or click on the link that did not anticipate receiving. It is also necessary to give the utmost importance to the privacy settings within the social networking accounts, so that you can rest assured your information and exchange your condition and your updates with your friends only true and reliable them.

In addition to the vigilance hand, the company pointed to the need for security software that makes it possible to protect against digital user environment arising from the Internet as well as the protection of data privacy and its own identity threats installed.

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