Feeling secure today? A new report from AVG warns users against social networking sites and the potential for pages that compromise security. Through their research of social networking sites, AVG found 20,000 compromised pages in all, 11,701 of which are on Facebook. YouTube tallied 7,163 compromised pages.
“The fact that we found almost 20,000 compromised web pages should make social media users sit up and take notice,” said Tony Anscombe, AVG’s head of free products. “And in particular, it is the audience most active on these sites, the under 25s, who are most at risk.”
It’s important not to err from the side of caution, especially when dealing with Facebook pages and applications. Watch who you’re giving permissions to and what information you might be providing to a perfect stranger.