Social Networking and Security Risks

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security], Jul 30, 2009.

  1. To all,

    I’ve written a white paper (or article, whichever you want to call it)
    on social networking and security risks, and I would like to share it
    with anyone in the IT/security community and anyone else who has an
    interest in protecting themselves on these networks. The article has
    already been blogged at http://www.asp.net and has received thousands of
    hits from that site alone!

    The article will be of interest (I hope) to corporate IT administrators
    as well as home users. If you find it interesting and/or useful, please
    share it with your colleagues, family and friends, and perhaps even post
    a link to it on your blog, Tweeter, etc.

    The paper can be found on my TechTips site at
    http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/security.

    Here's the executive summary:
    "The popularity of social networking sites has increased at astonishing
    levels. There is no arguing the usefulness of sites such as Facebook,
    Twitter and LinkedIn. They can be used for professional networking and
    job searches, as a means to increase sales revenue, as a tool to keep
    the public informed of safety and other issues or as a way to reconnect
    with friends from way-back-when.

    However, as with any new tool or application, it is always important to
    keep a close watch on its security implications. Each of these tools
    comes with its own set of security concerns which can put your
    information systems and/or personal data at risk. This white paper will
    look at some of these risks and identify possible solutions to help
    protect you, your personal information and your company data."


    Yours,
    Brad




    _______________________________________________
    Bradley J. Dinerman, MVP - Enterprise Security
    President, National Information Security Group
    http://www.naisg.org

    Brad's TechTips: http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/
     
    Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security], Jul 30, 2009
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  2. From: "Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]" <>

    | To all,

    | I’ve written a white paper (or article, whichever you want to call it)
    | on social networking and security risks, and I would like to share it
    | with anyone in the IT/security community and anyone else who has an
    | interest in protecting themselves on these networks. The article has
    | already been blogged at http://www.asp.net and has received thousands of
    | hits from that site alone!

    | The article will be of interest (I hope) to corporate IT administrators
    | as well as home users. If you find it interesting and/or useful, please
    | share it with your colleagues, family and friends, and perhaps even post
    | a link to it on your blog, Tweeter, etc.

    | The paper can be found on my TechTips site at
    | http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/security.

    | Here's the executive summary:
    | "The popularity of social networking sites has increased at astonishing
    | levels. There is no arguing the usefulness of sites such as Facebook,
    | Twitter and LinkedIn. They can be used for professional networking and
    | job searches, as a means to increase sales revenue, as a tool to keep
    | the public informed of safety and other issues or as a way to reconnect
    | with friends from way-back-when.

    | However, as with any new tool or application, it is always important to
    | keep a close watch on its security implications. Each of these tools
    | comes with its own set of security concerns which can put your
    | information systems and/or personal data at risk. This white paper will
    | look at some of these risks and identify possible solutions to help
    | protect you, your personal information and your company data."


    | Yours,
    | Brad


    Brad:

    There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
    doesn't even touch bases on.

    Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.


    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
    David H. Lipman, Jul 30, 2009
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  3. Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]

    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <#> "David H. Lipman"
    <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:

    >There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
    >doesn't even touch bases on.
    >
    >Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.


    Wouldn't it be more useful to the group to simply post here for
    everyone?
     
    Dave Warren, Jul 31, 2009
    #3
  4. From: "Dave Warren" <>

    | In message <#> "David H. Lipman"
    | <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:

    >>There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
    >>doesn't even touch bases on.


    >>Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.


    | Wouldn't it be more useful to the group to simply post here for
    | everyone?

    Not really. It his White Paper and I want him to be the judge and modify his paper if he
    desires.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
    David H. Lipman, Jul 31, 2009
    #4
  5. Dave,

    I just sent you an off-group email. I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.

    Same applies to anyone else with constructive feedback. I look at this
    white paper as a work in progress that will continue to evolve.

    Thank you,
    Brad




    _______________________________________________
    Bradley J. Dinerman, MVP - Enterprise Security
    President, National Information Security Group
    http://www.naisg.org

    Brad's TechTips: http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/


    David H. Lipman wrote:
    > From: "Dave Warren" <>
    >
    > | In message <#> "David H. Lipman"
    > | <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:
    >
    >>> There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
    >>> doesn't even touch bases on.

    >
    >>> Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.

    >
    > | Wouldn't it be more useful to the group to simply post here for
    > | everyone?
    >
    > Not really. It his White Paper and I want him to be the judge and modify his paper if he
    > desires.
    >
     
    Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security], Jul 31, 2009
    #5
  6. From: "Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]" <>

    | Dave,

    | I just sent you an off-group email. I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.

    | Same applies to anyone else with constructive feedback. I look at this
    | white paper as a work in progress that will continue to evolve.

    | Thank you,
    | Brad



    Hi Brad:

    I didn't receive it :-(

    DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net

    Just drop ~nospam~

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
    David H. Lipman, Jul 31, 2009
    #6
  7. I just resent it, but this time to the address you indicated below.

    Thanks,
    Brad




    _______________________________________________
    Bradley J. Dinerman, MVP - Enterprise Security
    President, National Information Security Group
    http://www.naisg.org

    Brad's TechTips: http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/


    David H. Lipman wrote:
    > From: "Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]" <>
    >
    > | Dave,
    >
    > | I just sent you an off-group email. I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.
    >
    > | Same applies to anyone else with constructive feedback. I look at this
    > | white paper as a work in progress that will continue to evolve.
    >
    > | Thank you,
    > | Brad
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi Brad:
    >
    > I didn't receive it :-(
    >
    > DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net
    >
    > Just drop ~nospam~
    >
     
    Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security], Aug 1, 2009
    #7
  8. David H. Lipman, Aug 1, 2009
    #8
  9. Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]

    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <#> "David H. Lipman"
    <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:

    >I didn't receive it :-(
    >
    >DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net


    The first one hit the wrong Dave...
     
    Dave Warren, Aug 2, 2009
    #9
  10. Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]

    Anteaus Guest


    > <DLixxxpman~nospam~@Verixxxzon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:


    It is not difficult to create a regex which will filter any word containing
    the string 'spam' and surrounded by any two nonalphanumeric characters.

    Cue bunch of vikings sitting in a cafe: All together now...

    http://spamwise.org
     
    Anteaus, Aug 2, 2009
    #10
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