Social Networking Sites - Security Concerns
Over the past few years social networking has become increasingly popular. Everyone is scrambling for the latest piece of technology and these new
devices ensure that you can use social networks anytime you want. The topic of security has been an issue of the years with specific cases cropping
up, however when the hype fades, people forget and continue to use and love these social sites.
With everyone loving social networking sites as much as they do, it`s hard for people to think about them having flaws. They provide a way to share
photos, information with friends and share a laugh or two through thoughts of the day and instant messaging. When a family lives all over the world
from each other or friends moves far apart, they give a way to communicate and share their lives with each other on a technical level.
The problem with sharing your life online is that it is subject to being looked at by people that you do not know. It may seem scary to think of someone
else viewing your pictures or seeing your profile but it is even worse when you think about them accessing your password and getting into your files, or
just seeing your files and using the info or pictures for their own good.
Security needs to be beefed up on social sites. Many social sites do not view security as a huge issue. They know that more important internet
situations do not provide heavy duty security so they feel that social networking is important but not as important of the ones who are lacking it as well.
There are SSL codes that can be in scripted to make privacy an addressed issue, but many internet sites refuse to use them.
A popular social network website had a hacker that broke into everyone`s account. He spread a virus around that got into everyone`s account and
while he didn`t do any harm or damage he proved his point, that it can be done and it can hurt a lot of people.
A site that allows people to post journal entries had someone break into someone`s account. The hacker changed things aroun