The amount of spam sent over the internet increased by 192 per cent in 2008, and social networking sites are contributing to more sophisticated spam attacks, says a computer security company.
...."One of the things that we see society doing more regularly, and I'd certainly advise against it, is on their social networking sites they're posting all sorts of information about themselves, such as birth dates, likes, dislikes, pet names and all those sorts of things," he said.
"That information we are seeing started to be farmed and used in spam and phishing attacks. So these attacks are more personal, it looks like they are understand who you are."http://tinyurl.com/chhlms