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Crazy Stuff About Social Media Crime – Infographic

social-media-and-crime_5245d2ee1d7e4Did you know that 81% of Internet-initiated crimes involve a social networking site? This statistic is pretty unnerving to think about, especially since the majority of people in the U.S. maintain active accounts one one, if not multiple, social media sites.

This infographic has some crazy numbers and facts and with all the warnings about internet crimes, one wouldn’t believe what people still do.

Source: Instant Checkmate

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The Wild West Of The Web: Hackers Take Whatever They Can – Infographic

Cybersecurity is a rising concern globally — for individuals, businesses and nations. Unfortunately, many either don’t take the threat seriously or aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from cybercrime.

A Ponemon Institute survey of 583 U.S. companies found 90% had been hacked in the past 12 months. Of those companies, most admitted their networks had been breached more than once, and more than half expressed little to no confidence that they could ward off such attacks in the future.

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America is not the most-hacked nation, but we still have a long way to go in terms of preventative measures. The most common password, after all, is still simply “password,” the worst choice you could make to secure your online identity.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the state of cybersecurity and how to protect your online privacy.

Source: Mashable.com

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Citizens Demand More Use Of Digital And Social Media By Police – Infographic

Do you Like Bones on Facebook? Do you live-tweet Dexter every week? Turns out, social media users want to be involved with the real-life fight against crime, as well.

Approximately 92% of citizens from across six countries want to support their police force, according to a June 2012 survey by Accenture.

Of the 1,300 participants, 88% percent believe they have an important role in preventing crime, but only 16% feel well-informed.

The survey, which spanned Canada, the U.S., the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain, highlights the relationship between social media, police and citizenry. You’ll find its results in the infographic.

Source: Mashable.com, Accenture

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Your Social Networks: Your Life On The Line – Infographic

By now, you know that running anti-virus software is essential for protecting your computer against spyware, phishing scams and unsafe websites. Even Mac users are aware that they too are vulnerable to malware. But did you know that you need to protect yourself from hidden dangers on social networks as well?

Not only are there viruses, trojans and worms in cyberspace, there are hackers looking for clues to your identity — clues that can be used to steal your passwords, similar to what happened to a journalist from Wired Magazine last month.

It’s called “social engineering,” and Carol Carpenter, executive vice-president and general manager for Trend Micro’s consumer division, says hackers are using social networks like Facebook to get personal information from you. Your maiden name or even your pet’s name could help hackers gain access to something important, like a bank account.

Trend Micro’s Titanium Internet Security 2013 is a software designed to protect against hidden dangers in the things people do online the most, including “checking email, surfing the web and using social networks to keep up with family and friends,” says Carpenter.

Social networking security is built into the antivirus software. It scans for potentially malicious links on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and even Pinterest. That way, you’ll know if the link associated with your friend’s status update about a new diet plan really is a scam site.

If the link on your Facebook page appears red, that means it’s malware or dangerous, and you shouldn’t click. Yellow means think twice or proceed with caution, and green means go, have a good time.

The software will also scan your privacy settings to let you know if you’ve unknowingly exposed yourself to any threats. For instance, a quick scan of my Facebook page let me know that all my posts are set to public by default; that’s alright with me since I accept subscribers. But many parents will want to know if their child’s settings aren’t set to ”friends only.”

The privacy scan gives advice on sharing practices, but Carpenter still recommends open communication between parents and children. Parents need to teach their kids good social etiquette, as well as safety, online — the same way they teach them how to carefully cross the street and not to talk to strangers.

Other parental options include Online Guardian, which monitors your kids’ behavior on social networks. There’s no need to friend them, but you can set an alert so that you’ll be notified if certain words, like “gun,” appear in any text.

There are other software options out there, but parents looking to keep an eye on their kids’ safety will find these tools easy to use and informative.

And they’d be right to keep watch. According to Trend Micro’s Annual Consumer Security survey of 1,000 computer users, 20% of consumers reported that while on a social networking site, they clicked a link that posted things to their wall that they didn’t want shared. What’s more, nearly half don’t change their privacy settings more frequently than every six months, and 35% infrequently or never check their privacy settings.

The survey also found that 60% of consumers share information — such as their birth date, hometown and pet names — on social networking sites that could lead to identity theft.

Check out the infographic for more survey findings.

Source: Mashable.com, TrendMicro

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