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By Global Information Technology

December 12, 2013

For those of us who have been using social media for a while, it’s inevitable to have received a request to connect from someone whom you don’t know. While it can be tempting to accept the request to expand your social network and open up new horizons, you could also be exposing yourself and others connected to you to a malicious social engineering risk. If you’re not familiar with the term, a social engineer runs what used to be called a “con game.” For example, a person using social engineering might try to get you to reveal sensitive information, known as phishing.