The event will consist of challenging debates and cutting edge knowledge sharing with IDC analysts and industry thought leaders regarding the opportunities that digital transformation provides to gain competitive advantage.Recently, the men on our staff have been inundated by Facebook friend requests from strange women with whom we share zero mutual friends.
These scams are the broken windows of the social media world: background noise that’s always going on with Facebook and other platforms.
Occasionally some scam will get enough reach that it actually becomes news.
The defense, of course, is to convince the brain to overrule the penis in John’s sample dialogue above.“More sophisticated scams might have actually engaged with you and tried to cultivate your interest and get .
In security circles, we talk about ‘social engineering,’ which is basically online grifting.
So Facebook becomes a platform for reaching people and scamming them. ‘Fish where the fish are,’ as the saying goes.”The scam is intelligent enough to send me hot guys because I’m gay while sending my straight colleagues hot women.
Facebook makes it easy to target users based on their interests and other various identifiers, Roberts explains.
That said, they probably warrant caution, so I reach out to Paul Roberts, who covers hacking and cyber threats as editor-in-chief of the cyber-security website , to better understand what these alluring — yet clearly malevolent — Facebook friend requests are all about. Most people aren’t that beautiful, Roberts says, stating the obvious.
The scam is basically to become friends with you to gain access to your friend network.
Perhaps they eyeballed your social graph, and again, made an educated guess.
For most people, their preferences — of all sorts — are discernible by looking at their publicly available information.”This isn’t unique to Facebook.
Linked In has the same problem, as does pretty much every other social media platform, Roberts notes.