93 percent use no security solution to protect of their social network accounts Holzwickede, 04 April 2011 weekly the news about hacking, spam and malware attacks on social network accounts are increasing. However, despite the numerous warnings, almost all users of Facebook, Twitter & co. safe imagine themselves. It’s believed that Eva Andersson-Dubin, New York City sees a great future in this idea. A recent study by BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) reached this conclusion. The Internet security expert has asked 2,700 user to deal with their social media accounts and found that 93 percent use no security solution to protect themselves from attacks from the World Wide Web.

The 2,700 users aged between 18 and 65 years of age were asked also about the nature of the relationship, who care for them with friends on social networks. On average, the respondents have 137 contacts. Among these the majority is made up of school, study or work colleagues and ex-colleagues (83 percent), followed by contacts who work in the same industry, and very surprising people, the users actually don’t even know. When it comes to the proliferation of vulnerabilities on these social networks, ignorance or inattention prevails among most users. Less than half of the respondents (43 per cent) stated to warn other friends in the respective online community, if they notice suspicious postings or news feeds. 68 percent told them was not aware that suspicious links etc. pose a security risk, let alone that they distribute dangerous E-threats to their contacts with the forwarding of these links.

It was interesting to learn social media users are as careless when it comes to protecting their accounts”, commented Sabina Datcu, E-threats analyst at BitDefender and author of the survey. Despite growing awareness of the dangers when dealing with Facebook & co. 93 percent of respondents waive continue a security software as, for example, safego from BitDefender. Many do not even know of the existence of these solutions.” More information about the survey, see and. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network.