(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

The Seven Deadliest Social Networking Hacks

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Here’s a look at the seven most lethal social networks hacks:

  • 1) Impersonation and targeted personal attacks
  • 2) Spam and bot infections
  • 3) Weaponized OpenSocial and other social networking applications
  • 4) Crossover of personal to professional online presence
  • 5) XSS, CSRF attacks
  • 6) Identity theft
  • 7) Corporate espionage

Full story here

Hmmm well, yeah, been there done that on the “impersonation and the Corporate Espionage” Actually, it’s a good thing to create an online persona for doing such work. It just goes with the territory though, the more you put out online, the more possibilities there are for abuse of your data.

Add to this all the XSS and other attacks out there that are browser centric, and you have quite the vector group for attacks on persons and entities.

Gotta love the “social” engineering!

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/02/17 at 01:40

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