Social networking sites in the crosshairs?

Friday, 5 January 2007, 12:42 AM EST

Social networking is meeting an unfriendly visitor - social engineering. Social engineering tactics - scams that depend on user-interaction to execute an attack against them - rose dramatically in 2006.

Over the past 12 months, Internet users got a little savvier to fake e-greetings and breaking news stories that tempt them to click on a link. They've learned through technology news headlines or first-hand personal experience that those links lead them to phishing sites and may secretly install spyware on their computers.

At TechNewsWorld.

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