Social Media Applications a Threat to Businesses: Report

Eddy, Nathan
January 2011
Channel Insider;1/26/2011, p1
The article focuses on the WatchGuard Technologies Inc. reports regarding the risks that employees using social media applications can bring to the companies they are working with. According to the report of the security researchers of WatchGuard, these web-based applications can compromise the security of the network and expose confidential data of the companies. The report identified social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Youtube as the top three applications that pose business threats.


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