By Jesse McCabe
Social media sparked a revolution in how we communicate. From best friends to business owners, more of us every day are using a social networking site to connect with people. Facebook welcomes 700,000 new members daily, and an estimated 4-5 million people are now reading tweets on Twitter.
And cybercriminals are having a field day exploiting the vulnerabilities social networks have exposed in our Internet security practices.
By and large, Internet security at the network level has recently consisted of on-premise URL filtering mechanisms used by organizations to enforce company Internet use policies and improve employee productivity. These solutions also offered protection by blocking access to sites classified as containing malware. For a while, this approached appeared to work.