Facebook has over 350 million active users and a reported 700,000 new people joining the social networking website every day. But how carefully do Facebook users consider their online privacy?
In a recent study, we found that:
- 46% of Facebook users accepted friend requests from strangers
- 89% of users in their 20s divulged their full birthday
- Nearly 100% of users post their email address
- Between 30-40% of users list data about their family and friends
Identity thieves can use this information to commit crimes against individuals and their companies. Read our tips for better security on Facebook to secure your personal data and avoid identity theft.
What can Facebook users do to protect themselves?
Facebook’s privacy features generally go far beyond those of many competing social networking sites, but many users simply aren’t choosing their privacy options carefully, or haven’t learned how to behave safely online
Facebook, employee productivity and your company
Home users are not the only ones at risk. Businesses and other organizations can be the victims of a targeted attack by cybercriminals who are using stolen employee information to their advantage.
A Sophos poll revealed that 50% of employees are blocked from accessing Facebook at work, not just because of privacy concerns, but also due to fears that workplace productivity may be hit.