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    The Rising Social Networking Security Threat

    Social networks are rapidly becoming the preferred delivery vehicle for all sorts of malware. Most threats come from fake pages that are socially engineered to get unsuspecting users to click on a piece of content that winds up delivering a hidden malware payload.

    In a survey of over 4,300 end users conducted by Sophos, it’s becoming clear that end users are more aware of the potential threat. But awareness does not necessarily translate into a change of behavior.

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    Click through for results from a social networking survey conducted by Sophos.

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    Usage is rising.

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    This may have to do more with professional audience than reality.

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    Increased usage attracts more cyber criminals.

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    A rising trend.

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    Most are well aware of the potential problem.

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    Things are getting worse by the day.

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