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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
2/25/2018 6:23:47 AM
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Re: Spreading malware via social networks
"Social networks as we know are not sadly the ones to take a lead on either security or responsibility"

@spmarshall1: I agree. I think when it comes to the spread of malware via social media, most of them have not been very proactive in terms of preventing the spread. They have generally been known to be fooled by the malware and let it spread across the network and infect users. You're right- had they looked for greater collaboration, it'd have been a much better move for the overall IT industry.

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spmarshall1
spmarshall1
2/18/2018 6:55:02 PM
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Re: Spreading malware via social networks
@taimoor yes exactly. Social networks as we know are not sadly the ones to take a lead on either security or responsibility. It's an odd situation. In one way, social networks should just have a better all-round security game. On the other, if done correctly, they could have invested in the legal porn industry and played a part in responsibility for content, and thereby maybe profited.

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
2/17/2018 6:49:56 AM
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Spreading malware via social networks
I think one other common malware which I've come across spread by porn sites is the use of user's social network accounts and sharing the content on them without user's persmission. This further leads to more users clicking on the content and becoming a victim. Unfortunately, social network sites like Facebook have not done much to prevent such content being shared. This only gets removed when users start flagging it.

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