Social Media and its influence
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AVG and Facebook’s partnership to protect Facebook users

AVG and Facebook’s partnership to protect Facebook users | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
AVG has partnered with Facebook to protect Facebook’s one billion users from the phishing and other social engineering attacks that continue to plague the community.

 

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http://blogs.avg.com/consumer/avg-facebook%E2%80%99s-partnership-protect-facebook-users/?utm_source=AVG+Blogs&utm_medium=twitter

 

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New fake antivirus spam hits Twitter

New fake antivirus spam hits Twitter | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
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A new wave of spam has hit the popular social network Twitter which pushes advertisements for a free and “proven” antivirus. The link is malicious and the antivirus is fake.

 

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AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook

AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook...

 

“We detected a big increase in the use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to target Android users. Cyber criminals are finding it very convenient to distribute their malware straight to a mobile device via these networks,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at AVG.

 

“The growth of the Android platform has been phenomenal, which has not gone unnoticed with cyber criminals who have discovered it to be a lucrative target for their malware. In 2011, Google had to remove over 100 malicious apps from the official Android market, Google Play.”

 

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Submitting Personal Details Online.

Submitting Personal Details Online. | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

AVG Security evangelist talks to ABC News Radio Australia about how safe people feel when asked to submit your personal details online...

 

Here are few tips on how to recognize a safe place that you can trust with your information:

Make sure you know what company is operating the website and whether it is legitimate.
Look for signs that indicate the site has been reviewed by independent site verification program like AVG LinkScanner®.


Before you hit the Submit button when you’ve entered personal information on a website, make sure the padlock symbol is visible in your browser status bar – this means the site is secure and using encrypted (https) communication to prevent interception and misuse of your data


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