- IT Personnel
Key #8: Understand Peer-to-Peer & Social Networking
What is Peer-to-Peer and Social Networking?
Peer-to-Peer (or P2P) file-sharing is a technology that allows people to share files online through an informal network. P2P can give you access to a large amount of information, but due to other computers on the network being able to search for files on one's own computer, exposure to viruses, spyware, illegal material, and malicious code is potential. Other impending security risks include the release of personal and sensitive information, bundled spyware and malware, and virus downloads.
To get more information including risks, protecting yourself, and resources on Peer-to-Peer visit our P2P page.
Social Networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have become very popular online, but can also be places that identity thieves use to capture personal information they can use against you. Phishers, account thieves, and malware pushers are constantly trying to access your account through gaming app scams, malicious script scams, and click-jacking. Their goal is to get access to your personal information so they can use it, sell it, and scam your friends too. So think before you click, because you are the first line of defense.
To get more information including risks, protecting yourself, and resources on Social Networking visit our social network page.