How to spot a social media scam

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are breeding grounds for phishing, clickjacking and social engineering attacks. Here are nine tips for spotting a scam, plus advice for what to do if you fall victim.

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Use a Secure Browser

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Ensuring your browser is up-to-date is imperative, McLean says, as is steering clear of old Web browser technology.

"Because Internet Explorer is the most popular browser, it's the one that's most open to attacks and vulnerabilities," he says. McLean also warns against Firefox because of how its plugin engine works, favoring Google Chrome as the most-secure browser.

LinkedIn Tip: How to Enable HTTPS Browsing

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