What do Britney Spears, Lance Armstrong, Barack Obama, Facebook, the Dalai Lama and Fox News all have in common?
Answer: they’ve all had their Twitter profiles hacked. In fact, eight of Twitter’s top 10 most-followed users have had their accounts exploited, largely through to ineffective passwords. With social media now more popular than ever, platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are increasingly littered with viruses, malware and scams, and it’s increasingly essential that users take responsibility and familiarize themselves with the basics of internet security to stay safe.
Bottom line? If it can happen to them, it can happen to you.
This new infographic from Veracode provides an overview of the basics of social media security, with a definition of terms, analysis of risk, timeline of Twitter attacks and some pointers on how you can protect yourself online.
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