Facebook Is The Only Weapon That The Bad Guys Need

When it comes to being able to sabotage someone, information is all that you need. When you are dealing with the bad guys of the internet you have to be able to understand their motivations and their desires. That is just as important as their technique and how they get things done. If you know how to deal with all of this then you will be able to stop the bad guys before they are able to hurt you. But if you do not know this information then you are just left to find out when they attack you. And it is not fun waiting until that happens. That means that you are playing on defense and defense is a lot less fun than offense. This is especially true when there is a lot of money on the line.

Facebook-weapon

When you are talking about motivation you are talking about what they want. Are they after your money; are they after your information? It is really hard to tell. You just have to try your best to think like them and wonder what you have that is valuable. And make sure that you broaden your thinking outside of the line of money. There is a lot of stuff that is valuable out there that is not directly monetary.

When you are talking about technique you are talking about how they are going to be able to attack you. Are they going to go straight at you and try to come in through an open port? Or are they going to try and trick you by coming in through a fake email that leads you to a fake website. There are several ways that they can get at you, you just have make sure that you understand that they are trying and you need to be careful when it comes to clicking on links and how your firewall is set up.

It is also good to think about where you are vulnerable at. You have to think to yourself where is a good place where the bad guys could try and attack you at. These days there is one natural answer to that and it is true to most of the people who use the internet. And that one place is Facebook. Facebook has become the black hat hacker’s playground and if you do not want to be a victim you have to learn how to protect yourself.

If you think about it Facebook being their playground really makes sense. Where is the place that people put all of their information these days? Where is the place where you hang out with all of your friends online? Where is the place where you log into all of the time and have little to no fear when it comes to clicking links from your friends? The answer to all of these questions is Facebook and that is why you need to be careful.

While it is fun to interact on Facebook with your friends and family you have to be really careful when you are putting information on there. You have to remember that your friends and family will have people that they are connected to on Facebook as well that you do not know. That is why when you place information on there you need to double check the permissions on who can look at it. If the information is sensitive make sure the public cannot see it. And if it is too sensitive you should not put it on there at all.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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