Social Media Frauds

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In today’s society internet usage has become an everyday household activity for entertainment, and business. Schools nationwide have also utilized modern day technology for educational purposes and has brought a whole new spectrum to the teaching. This has also connected us globally and has allowed us to stay in contact with distant friends and family members as well as giving us the opportunities to meet people from around the world. All this has been accomplished through the start of the internet back in 1969 when it was first designed for research, education, and government organizations. Now the internet can be used for social networking, video/music streaming, web browsing, shopping, bills, email, etc. This massive compilation of data …show more content…
This would also give each person their own individual privacy back without feeling like they are being monitored constantly. With increased security on social media website it would allow the users to enjoy the site risk free and promote online safety against hackers. This would improve the internet user’s experience by eliminating the cyber threat. But we are also able to take precautions and educate ourselves with the common hacker scams that target social media sites such as phishing scams where they try to get your login information by tricking you to log into their fake login screen caused by a link you may or may have not clicked. Always have a strong password because hackers use software to figure them out and never connect to an unsecure Wi-Fi connection. By following this simple guide line you will not only improve your security but as well as your experience online. Just like the business website Nimble said “if you want to improve your customer relations, make sure you have a site that is safe and secure in all browsers “(1). Internet companies with that mentality can create long term users and costumers giving them reassurance and starting an internet movement to reinforce cyber security for safety and enjoy of all the internet users of the …show more content…
That’s the flaw in social media it’s there lack of security and massive databases that makes them easy targets. More data means more security if the companies were to realize that they would improve their websites user’s experience by decreasing their database by deleting conversation, photos, and post that users may have not wanted to be stored in the company’s database. We wouldn’t have to worry about cyber threats. With the current privacy polies that are in use today by many of the social media sites they not only threaten our individual privacy but also comprise our security in the real world and cyber world by signaling burglar’s when our homes our vacant and becoming victims to hackers by either financial hardship through credit card fraud or public embarrassment through sharing of an unwanted conversation or photo. This is why we need to be aware of our privacy and what information we allow others to view and always to think twice before posting because we never know when we might become a victim of social media

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