Is Facebook Really Safe?

Tue, Aug 10, 2010, by Super B

Social Networks

In this article, I will show you that Internet is never safe.

Nowadays, a great amount of people are on social networks where they can stay in touch with friends and family. Since they are supposed to be secure, some of these users put their private information so that the ones they know could contact them. The question is: Are social networks safe enough to put your own private information on a site where everyone could see them? In this article, I’ll take Facebook as an example to show you my point of view.

Personally, I don’t think Facebook is safe at 100% so that is why even though I’m registered on it, I never put some information which could have some negative effects on me. As a proof to confirm my thoughts, I just saw that since a couple of days, a file filled with the private information of 100 million of Facebook users is available on “PirateBay”. They say that it was a breach in their security system that allowed the information to be taken. For someone good in computing, it was an easy task to take the information on multiple profiles in a short lap of time. To prevent this from happening, users should modified themselves the information that only their friends can see but a lot of  people tend to forget this important task. Now almost everyone on the planet can have access to these information and that could be dangerous. People should really better protect themselves and Facebook should have taken more time on their security devices since it is not the first time something like that happens even if they changed their politics about it. We probably are on this list if your on Facebook so I hope you did the same thing as me and didn’t put information that could danger you. If your scared, think about it twice before posting such things.

To conclude, social networks are not that safe but a lot of people don’t protect themselves either so to prevent this from happening, both sides have their things to do.

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