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Social Network Safety Lesson

December 1st, 2008 Mike No comments

This post was written by me during my tenure at the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS. Original article here.

Social networking is still all the rage and, as with any popular technology, scam artists and other unscrupulous individuals will find a way to take advantage of trusting users. Websites such as MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn are particularly susceptible to scams involving social engineering because of the implicit level of trust among the site’s users. For example, you may think that John, a friend from college who is now on Facebook, is who he says he is, but how can you be sure?

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