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Security tips for social media and social networking apps

Social media sites, social networking and messaging apps can pose a number of risks to both organisations and individuals when used in an inappropriate or unsafe manner.

Social networking and messaging apps are a common way for an adversary to gather information on organisations and their employees, projects and systems. Even apps targeted at children or teenagers present risks that sensitive or embarrassing information will be disclosed.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has updated its Security Tips for Social Media and Social Networking Apps publication. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to implement these measures to help protect you or your business when using social media.

If you have been a victim of a cybercrime, go to ReportCyber and report it.