Many Hosts go on holiday and publish their photos, check in on Social Network… That’s the risk for home thief as they can trace you and plan for the thief.
The more “private” personal information & private life you share on the social network, the more vulnerable you to cybercriminals, theft, fraud attract your house.
According to a survey of security companies, the vast majority of users are not aware that their personal information can be public through online media, especially popular social networking sites such as Facebook. .
This is creating opportunities for cyber criminals, thieves and scammers in real life to easily find out information, track off attacks.
People tend to show off a new car they buy, a new picture in a luxurious living room on Social Network. And the Burglar wait the chance to steal all that. Take care about this!
Kaspersky Lab, a security company, today released a survey that found that nearly one-third (30%) of today’s social networking users share articles, check-ins and personal information not just for friends. To be public for anyone to see.
While many people only share information, the personal lives of some Facebook friends can be exposed externally through vulnerabilities.
“Social network users are playing a dangerous game when they are unaware of the network, and it’s easy for strangers to easily access their personal and private information.
With social networking profiles covering a huge amount of information from birthdays to addresses and vacation plans, it will not take too much effort for cybercriminals to find and exploit valuable information, or steal. your identity. This is even easier when you accidentally make friends with them. ”
If you take a hard look at the Facebook page of a person who regularly shares personal information, photos, and your daily life, it is easy to understand your personal life, work, lifestyle their. With bad guys, these are very useful bases for their “hunting plan”.
But users are very subjective, 9% of respondents do not think that people outside the friends list can see the page and their posts, making their personal information easily fall into. bad guys, or even criminals used to steal identity and finance fraud.
Research also shows that users are putting themselves in danger when adding friends with ease.
For example, 12% of people surveyed accepted anybody else on the list of friends without regard to whether they know the person or not. One third (31%) of the users will also connect with people they do not know if they have a common partner.
This can reveal itself to many strangers, even ad agencies or cybercriminals, scammers.
In respect of “friends” trust, a quarter (26%) of the respondents would not hesitate to click on a link sent from a friend without asking for it, regardless of accountability. The sender has been hacked.
Phishing is rampant
These openings have caused many Facebook users in Vietnam are becoming targets of cybercriminals, hunting for personal information, conducting fraudulent acts, or stealing from followers to select the time. point out hand.
In the past year, we have heard about a lot of scams, attacks originated from the information shared on social networks: buy scratch cards, win prizes, theft …
Should be set up privately on Facebook
To ensure that social sharing is not in danger, Kaspersky Lab recommends that Internet users be cautious about who they are and the site they visit because things are not as they appear.
If in doubt, do not accept a friend request or click on a link you do not want. In particular, setting up privacy in social networking accounts is essential, to make sure only your real friends can update the status you share.
Experts also recommend that when participating in the social network, users should actively verify the information received and do not follow the instructions on the site is not trusted.