Facebook and other popular social networking sites today have another thing to consider and this is concerned with the security risks that they may become susceptible with. Bear in mind, one thing that hackers and malicious-minded geeks want to do is to test the mettle of successful sites and Facebook happens to be one of them today.
Such a task is something that has to be addressed by successful developing companies such as Facebook. With a growing network and rising popularity, hackers and scammers pry on their success to be popular as well. But knowing how much developers have invested in these sites, you can almost be assured that they have thought of that. But considering the level of security is another thing since it only takes one minor flaw to make life a living hell for online and social networking sites.
We have seen sites in the past encounter such problems. While it would be best to avoid waiting to be another victim, Facebook and other social networking sites would do well to make sure they don’t limit their investment in this aspect. After earning millions from successful sponsorships and adsense earnings, the least they can do is put a portion of these earnings into site security.
Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn are fast emerging as some of the most fertile grounds for malicious software, identity thieves and online mischief-makers. And while some of the talks given here at Black Hat, one of the larger hacker conferences in the country, would probably make most people want to avoid the sites altogether, it turns out that staying off these networks may not be the safest option, either.