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Are You a Secure Social Media User?


October 11, 2013

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and for cable, maintaining a safe cyber environment is one of our top priorities. This week’s #BroadData is a reminder that knowledge and awareness is the best way to protect your computer and your personal information from a cyber-threat.

As social media grows in popularity and more of our online experiences revolve around our social profiles, we inevitably make ourselves more vulnerable to cyber criminals. Learning how cyber criminals compromise our computers and steal our information is the easiest way to prevent it. A little knowledge goes a long way.

Check out this graph and note that the most common cyber attack through social media isn’t a  hidden virus, but simply tricking users into sharing personal information.

Being a good social media user doesn’t just mean sharing great content and connecting with friends and family – it also means maintaining good cyber-security habits.