Category: Social Media Security

News about school shooting threats makes headlines recently. A student from Vanden High School, Northern California was arrested after posting a photo with a rifle on his hand pointing and threatening people around.

A concerned student parent was alerted about the news and immediately posted about it, alerting the Fairfield Police. Authorities said that social media and online communication help them identify potential threats. As a result, they encourage schools and parents work closely in looking over students’ social media posts. They ask schools to have a personnel assigned just to monitor students over social media on a daily basis.

Source: KCRA

GerRedDevilmany Police Department appeals to parents to stop violating their children’s privacy and posting pictures of their nude children on social media. Authorities said that such actions have consequences, especially when the children grew. Posting those photos may cause children to be bullied when they are older or to be victimized by a pedophile. The Naked Security, stating that posting photos of your children nude is not safe, supported the campaign.

The campaign gathered positive and negative reactions from parents and concerned individuals over the internet. Some parents agree to the idea while others view it as an overreaction and nonsense.

Source:  Naked Security

Recently, scientist has found a way to track fake social media posts. Hackers continue to crack down and steal personal information or client database, misinformation wildfire spreads like a gossip within a neighborhood. Counter measures against these activities is yet a large and potential time consuming process.

Over the past years, scientists have found ways to battle and raise internet security awareness as well as the opportunistic hackers in their quest to get into an individual’s account or a company’s database. This has been illustrated by the Syrian Electronic Army’s gallant and triumphant efforts in taking control of websites that belong to the U.S. Army and the Washington Post. For more information about this post, go to the source.

Source: Pacific Standard

RedDevilToday, most people do not know that some virus attacks can be the cause of spam on their friends and followers’ social media accounts. Many experts said and believe that as it continuously evolve, cybercriminals get to find their ways to compromise an individuals or companies accounts on social media networks. One of the many companies that strive to battle and crack this down is Facebook.

The social media giant believes that its evolution, identity thieves continued efforts to find ways towards compromising accounts on any social media platforms. Any activity that an individual or company does online, is targeted by cybercriminals that is why the continued effort to protect one’s identity should always be kept in mind. For more information on this news, go to the source.

Source: CBC News

RedDevilThis goes to all social media users who immediately accept friend requests without verifying the legitimacy of the person behind. Security experts affirmed that there is significant increase in phishing cases or stealing of personal information linked to social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

Farcing, the act of deceiving users to give up their personal information is very rampant today. It involves creating a social media profile under a pretentious name and adding users to be their friend. Once added, the fraud person behind will begin asking for your personal information from your other friends, who will eventually give in because you have common friends.

Source: WTNH

Thumbs-UpParents can also learn from their kids, even when it comes to social media – something that blogger and social media manager has realized. Among these learning include managing time well, even during frustrated times in social media. Set quality time to manage personal issues and social media is a tip on this.

It is also important to have fun and taking things lightly like a game when dealing with social media. As long as you are having fun, it will be easier for you to think and get to the next step. Lastly, take time to learn from previous experiences and look forward for more.

Source: Halifax Courier

Read-moreLaw enforcers from Jackson County turned to social media for more information that may lead to capture the suspects in the recent burglary at the Riverside Gas & Grill in Bellevue, Iowa.

The police department has posted the surveillance video clips from the grill showing two suspects who took cash and damaged the establishment Sunday midnight. Steve Schroeder, Chief Deputy of the sheriff department is looking forward that posting the surveillance video through social media will lead to the identification and captivity of the two suspects, whether they are locals of Bellevue or not.

Source: TH Online

Thumbs-UpSocial media has become a commodity for many people today. It became more than a connection, but a reflection of the user’s personality. Being said so, it is important to know how to behave rightfully in social media.

Stay professional – at all times. Keep your account exclusive to family members and close friends as much as possible and decline invitations politely. Respect other people and don’t send annoying requests over and over again. Ask people if it is ok to get connected before sending another invitation. Post relevant topics only when in a group and DO NOT promote your business there.

Source: Wonder Woman

 

chat3When you’re away on a vacation overseas or somewhere far away, refrain from posting your photos on social networking sites until you get home. The reason behind this warning is very simple and that is to avoid sharing a very important fact to thieves: Your home is empty. One remedy that you can use is to change the security settings on your social media account. By doing so, random people outside of your circle cannot view your photos. Another tip is to ask a friend to stop by and check on your place daily. If you want, you can also ask the local Police Dept. to drive by during their regular patrols.

Source: fayobserver

10-16-2012-10-57-01-PMJust like ordinary social media users, lawmakers understand how powerful social media is. As the matter of fact, they also use this phenomenal communication platform to promote ideals. Among the tips they shared include using Getty Images to communicate. Everyone prefers graphics than texts. It is also important to stick with quality, creativity and authenticity.

Also, value transparency and honesty in everything you post online. Remember, your content reflects the ideas you promote to your target audience. Lastly, do not forget to be real and interact with your audience. You can do this by using hashtags, comments and like buttons, which are also part of social media platforms.

Source: Blogs WSJ