BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn...the list of social media sites people use almost daily seems to grow exponentially. And although these places may be bastions of free speech, collaborative thought and great destinations to mix and mingle with friends and family, they're also hotspots where malware threats distributed via social media spread like wildfire - and viruses and spyware lurk in places you'd least suspect them.
Many of these social media sites are, of course, working diligently to stop malware threats before they're launched, but viruses and spyware are often put into cyberspace and start attacking users' computers before these sites ever even know they exist.
Fortunately for those who use social media sites, there are ways to increase your web security and protect yourself from a wide range of threats without making drastic changes to the way you use social media. They include: