Notes by: Theresa Payton, Fortalice, LLC.
Also covered in WBTV's segment, Protecting Your Cyberturf
We have told you before about the good and the dark side of social networking sites like Facebook. We have warned you that cybercreeps like to lurk behind Facebook to attack you. But what happens if Facebook itself is attacked? Why would someone want to attack them.
November 5th could either be the day Facebook goes down or just a big bust. The cyber activist group known as Anonymous has declared they will destroy Facebook on November 5th. They say they are doing it to protect you because they say that Facebook sells your data to the government. What does this mean and do we need to freak out? WBTV’s cyber expert, Theresa Payton, is with us tonight to explain what you need to know.
Right now, security experts believe the threat might actually be a hoax or a small segment of anonymous but not the entire collective. One account attributed to Anonymous said they will do it and another says they do not condone the threat.
However, it does not hurt to prepare now. 3 tips:
1. PASSWORD: Just in case the site is compromised, make sure your Facebook password is different from all other passwords
2. PREPARE: If you use Facebook to message people and track birthdays and anniversaries consider setting up something similar on an alternate social networking site such as Twitter, MySpace or Google+
3. EXTRA CAREFUL: If you see links to sites or videos talking about this, think twice before you click to make sure you do not get lured into clicking on a malicious link
The video posted by an account that calls itself a site of Anonymous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWQTS8zqYXU
To watch the video from Anonymous or those that claim to be them about the future attack on Facebook, go to:
Keep up with Facebook security tips at: https://www.facebook.com/security?ref=ts