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Social Media Security by Michael Cross

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Chapter 7

The Dark Side

This chapter discusses how social media is used by cybercriminals as the latest tool to commit various illegal, unwanted, and/or malicious acts. Those using social networks can fall victim to a wide variety of acts, inclusive to scams, social engineering, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, online predators, hacking, or other acts related to Internet security. We’ll discuss a variety of ways to protect yourself, methods to identify and deal with potential problems, and issues you can avoid.

Keywords

Social networking; social media; communications; privacy; security; cybercrime; cyberstalking; cyberbullying; predators; social engineering; phishing; hackers

Information in This Chapter:

• Cybercrime

• Social engineering

• Hacked accounts ...

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