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Ask the Expert - Social Networking

Created: 24 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT • Updated: 23 Jan 2014 18:42:48 GMT
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Social networking sites are an increasingly popular way for people to keep in contact with friends, family and business colleagues. These sites offer a rich set of features that enable users to share personal information as well as videos, music, and images with members of their network—all in the name of keeping their contacts updated with what goes on in their lives. Although the ability to share information and multimedia files are among social networking sites’ greatest strengths, hackers see these assets as new vectors to attack unsuspecting users.

With the increased use of these sites in the workplace, businesses should examine and understand the risks social networking sites pose to the enterprise. We developed this short Ask the Expert document to provide an introduction to the topic, please take a look when you get the chance. Thanks for visiting the Symantec Security Response Weblog.