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Part II Assessing Social Media Threats > Chapter 4 Threat Assessment

CHAPTER 4
Threat Assessment

Threats constantly evolve, and those in the social media sphere are no exception. We are all familiar with spyware, and most of us have probably installed spyware scanners and antivirus products from companies such as McAfee and Symantec. But is the current crop of antispyware/antimalware software capable of stopping malicious apps in Facebook or ones that are downloaded via shortened URLs in a Twitter post? One of the original spyware hacks for Facebook was “Secret Crush.” This application would purportedly tell you if someone secretly liked you. (Having to rely on Facebook for this is a whole different problem for some.) When you installed the application, however, it actually installed Zango Spyware. That software then delivered ads to ....Clickjacking,


  

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