Cyber criminals lurk on social networking sites

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Cyber criminals lurk on social networking sites

More and more people are using social networking sites, including, sadly, criminals seeking to take advantage of the rest of us.

Threats on those sites include applications and quizzes, as well as malware, worms and viruses. But the main risk, says Trend Micro’s Rick Ferguson, is information you post yourself that can jeopardize your privacy and your security.

Ferguson says that "we have a tendency on social networks to share more information that we need to." While you may need to reveal which schools you went to and where you worked to connect with old school mates or colleagues, "you don’t need to share your date of birth, phone number and address," Ferguson said.

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