Bamnote, G., Patil, G., & Shejole, A. (2010). Social Networking-Another Breach In The Wall. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1324(1), 151-153. doi:10.1063/1.3526180
Facebook has more than five hundred million users and fifty percent are logged on every day, because of this it makes it a large target for online hackers. Many applications on social networking sites can access a user’s personal information. An increasing number of Facebook users are adding “friends” on their Facebook that they do not know and because they accept the friend request, it is not abuse since the friend request was accepted. Spambots send informal messages to users which contain a link which once opened can contain any type of computer virus. Cyber attackers are also using natural disasters as a way to gain credit card information. They will start a group titled “Help Haiti Rebuild” or something similar with a link to insert credit card information to send money to those affected. Some hackers also take part in “phishing” which is a way to gain login names and passwords by presenting a fake login page. an excessive amount of spam was sent by a using account from which the passwords were phished and post a link to the malware.
ACCORDINO, D. B., & ACCORDINO, M. P. (2011). AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF FACE-TO-FACE AND CYBERBULLYING IN SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS. American Secondary Education, 40(1), 14-30.
Bullying has been a common problem in schools and is now more common online than in actual schools. One hundred and twenty four sixth grad students. There survey tested the amount of technology use, closeness of parent-child relationship, and coping mechanisms. The students were also asked the number of times that they had been bullied and how many times they cyber bullied in the past. The last two questions asked was if they thought that bullying and cyber bullying were a problem in school. Students reported spending on average