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Kim Komando: Stop Facebook from infecting your computer
The Kim Komando Show ^ | February 3, 2013 | Kim Komando

Posted on 02/04/2013 11:20:55 AM PST by EveningStar

If there's one guarantee on the Internet, it's that there will be no shortage of security concerns on Facebook. Facebook invades your privacy, uses you in ads, misuses your Likes and could cost you your job. That's only counting threats from Facebook itself!

Since it has more than a billion members, it only makes sense that hackers and scammers would target Facebook. People spend hours on the site and reveal all sorts of private information. That only makes a criminal's job easier.

(Excerpt) Read more at komando.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; facebookisthedevil; internet; internetsecurity; kimkomando; komando

1 posted on 02/04/2013 11:21:06 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges

ping


2 posted on 02/04/2013 11:22:16 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t have a FB account because I don’t care to indirectly support Obama by supporting Zuckerberg.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 11:28:05 AM PST by MeganC (“Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!”)
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To: EveningStar

4 posted on 02/04/2013 11:28:15 AM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: EveningStar

Years ago I signed up on FB with an alias. They cancelled my acct because it wasn’t a real name.

So a little later, I signed up with a different alias. Been using it since. There are so many aliases on FB now, they can’t keep up with it.

NO personal info on FB.........


5 posted on 02/04/2013 11:29:22 AM PST by bicyclerepair (toodamtall1@yahoo.com)
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To: EveningStar

don’t believe in social networking. other than FR and email thats about it for me. I have enough personal info out there, I’m not gonna add another chance for PI theft. Last year my supervisor had his ID stolen and didn’t even know it till the IRS kicked back is return stating it had already been processed and check cut and sent.

Scary.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 11:44:36 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: EveningStar
I use Facebook to keep in touch with relatives and friends. Haven’t seen anything like what she’s talking about. Maybe I need to shield it with a Tin Foil hat.
7 posted on 02/04/2013 11:53:56 AM PST by McGruff (You know they can't post anything on the Internet that isn't true.)
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To: EveningStar

I have no use for facebook or any of ‘em; but I am really a fan of Kim Komando. What an all-American story she is!


8 posted on 02/04/2013 11:55:11 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: EveningStar

I use Facebook a lot. I have had no troubles with it. I use my real name and post pics once in a while. I post conservative stuff and talk with friends in regards to conservatism. Never have had a problem. I have had “friends” start debates on Facebook (which I hate doing, so i usually delete their comments), but other than that, I enjoy it.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 12:05:37 PM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious")
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To: EveningStar

What type of idiot puts sensitive personal info on there anyway?

Dont put your phone number, home address, SS number, bank account info, or anything else like that out there and this will never be an issue. No identity thief is interested in your score on Farmville, or your likes.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 12:13:14 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: EveningStar

“People spend hours on the site and reveal all sorts of private information. That only makes a criminal’s job easier.”

It makes the goverment surveillance easier too...


11 posted on 02/04/2013 12:19:39 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: VanDeKoik

You provide PI when registering for third-party apps on FB.

Facebook is a communications vehicle, and, whether you want to be on it or not, you might have to if you want to see pics of your grandchildren, send notes to your friends, etc.

So, for example, if your college student child uses FB more often than email, you might have to use FB to communicate.

Facebook is becoming the sole or primary web presence of many businesses and activities. The concert announcement and information for your local symphony orchestra might be made only on Facebook.

Like it or not.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 12:23:11 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: justice14

Do you use FB Purity or DONotTrackMe? Great browser plugins, never see ads on FB, and FB and other sites can’t track you.

Lot of big name conservatives on social media, and a chance to exchange comments and opinions personally with them.

They ain’t scared.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 12:41:15 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: wolficatZ

—Do you use FB Purity or DONotTrackMe? Great browser plugins, never see ads on FB, and FB and other sites can’t track you.—

Personally, I use nothing. Ads don’t bother me. I use it to stay connected with HS, college friends and family.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 12:46:42 PM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious")
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise

“They” know everything about you there is to know through your credit card statements, your memberships in supermarket clubs, your voter registration and your zip code. Give up!


15 posted on 02/04/2013 12:50:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Kim Komando apparently thinks that by changing his birth name from Bennie Schmutz to the ridiculous ‘Kim Komando’ he cleverly managed to fool THEM!


16 posted on 02/04/2013 12:55:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Kim’s a he?

Wow. Boy did he fool me.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 1:02:33 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

(Goes to show ya! Not only did he change his name, but also his sex!)

18 posted on 02/04/2013 1:06:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

She’s hot, and I think that’s her real name. She talked about it once.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 1:16:41 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: EveningStar

I made the mistake of joining FB for about 45 minutes. The serious negative security implications are beyond stupid and scared me silly. I quit instantly. Yes, you can “wall off” certain parts of your computer, but when I joined, you had to do so *item by item*.

That means if you took pix of some nice old coins or guitars and fail to exclude access to them, the entire world now knows that you have rare coins or whatever expensive stuff you take pictures of and happen to leave on your computer. And they can easily find out your address with other online tools.

This is a teenage insecurity thing and it’s a shame that so-called adults feel like they have to play, but then we elected a president on that basis.

If you have this overwhelming, compelling need to know exactly when your pal picked his/her nose or went to the toilet and feel like sharing that kind of time-wasting goodballism, then you can Twitter other people about these monumental items in your life that make you so important and up to date, and not expose yourself to the very, very serious security concerns of FB.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 1:29:01 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: wolficatZ; All
Do you use FB Purity or DONotTrackMe? Great browser plugins, never see ads on FB, and FB and other sites can’t track you.
Thanks for the tip. I'm going to check those out. :)
21 posted on 02/04/2013 1:33:13 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

22 posted on 02/04/2013 1:41:50 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Facebook is as interesting as your friends are. If you have boring friends then it will be dull.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 9:37:50 PM PST by Borges
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