LinkedIn users are in danger of having their their account hijacked when accessing it over insecure Wi-Fi networks or public computers, says independent security researcher Rishi Narang, and it's all due to session and authentications cookies with an unnaturally long lifespan and LinkedIn's failure to remove them once the user logs out.
Mining the Social Web: Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Media Sites
Author: Matthew A.
The fastest growing threat to corporate networks is web-based social media applications, according to WatchGuard security researchers. These applications can seriously compromise network security, expose sensitive data, and create productivity drains on employees.
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