At a time when online identity theft is on the rise and social media dangers have become prevalent, we’re excited to announce the arrival of our latest BullGuard Premium Protection – the solution you need against these threats, and more.
Social networks are the new playground for children. Most of the friending and socializing they do nowadays takes place online. Letting them use all the online socializing tools not only helps them develop social skills, but also provides them with tech skills from an early age. And they already seem pretty savvy, don’t they? But with all the benefits online socializing brings, is it really safe for kids?
We’ve all heard about the massive companies getting hacked through social media channels. Take the Associated Press Twitter hack from a few weeks ago – a false tweet announced that there had been two explosions at the White House, and that President Barack Obama had been injured. This one tweet created chaos in the United States and resulted in a 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the U.S. stock market. It’s scary what one false tweet can do.
That’s right folks… fraud is the latest offering in the service industry. Cybercriminals are selling ‘ready made’ kits, renting out botnets and malicious code such as the Zeus Trojan, Spy Eye and others.
Be honest, do you 100% know each and every one of your Facebook friends? Could any of them be online friends? Friends you haven’t met in the physical world? If that’s the case, they could well be social bots! Social bots (short for robots) not only masquerade as real people online, but they post like real people do, secretly promoting products or viewpoints, all while slowly stealing your private information. Botnets are the latest in social media dangers.