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[Social-discuss] Re: Half of social network users state privacy is #1 co
[Social-discuss] Re: Half of social network users state privacy is #1 concern
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:03:08 +0200
On 16 July 2010 19:56, Melvin Carvalho <address@hidden>
Summary of additional findings:
The Webroot survey uncovered that a significant number of people have
fallen prey to criminals who target social network users for attack:
- Nearly a quarter of respondents (22.4 percent) were victims of a
phishing attempt to steal their social network password.
- About one in six (16 percent) reported a malware infection in the
past year that originated from a social networking site.
- One in nine reported at least one of their social network accounts
had been compromised or hijacked.
And if you thought the phishing was bad ...
When asked if they had ever read a partner’s Facebook messages,
e-mail or other electronic correspondence, the men answered thusly:
but only with her knowledge: 23.51%
- Yes, but only because it
was open on her desktop: 13.32%
- Yes, I broke into her e-mail or
messaging account: 8.90%
- No, but I would if I suspected she was
up to something: 21.54%
- No, I respect her privacy: 32.73%