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Social Media Security: How Safe is Your Information?

With millions of users’ data (or billions, in the case of Facebook) floating around the web, the need for tight security from social media platforms is obvious. Facebook alone has reported receiving more than 600,000 security hack attempts each day. (Although that is nothing compared to the NSA’s 300 million attempted hacks each day!)
The wide age range and technology experience level of social media users makes security management even more complex. A social platform needs to not only combat hackers, but also has to protect users whose personal security practices might be elementary. Only 18 percent of Americans report changing their social media password regularly.
So with the constant threats of hacks coming in — from both foreign and domestic hackers — what exactly are these platforms doing to keep our information safe? Each of the major social platforms has their own security blog that keeps users and industry infosec bloggers in the loop about new security advancements, tactics for combating fraud and the occasional public statement about hacks.
We’ve broken down the security initiatives and features to compare what LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook security teams are doing to protect the social platforms that people use each day.
Comparing social media securityInfographic courtesy of Varonis

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