increasing access to information on the internet has created more
problems than solutions, especially in the security field where scams
are prominent as swindler are able to obtaining personal information
through social networking sites.
the usage of social networking sites, more personal information is
floating in the internet.This information can be accessed very easily
and can be used to plan deceiving scams. The usage of personal
information make these scams convincing.Therefore, people easily fall
for them and may suffer huge monetary losses. However, social networking
sites have made communication effective and convenient. Due to social
networking communication is possible without having to meet physically.
good example to illustrate this point is the use of a popular social
networking site Facebook as a form of networking communication by
numerous people. The ease of not having to meet physically thus making
communication convenient has made it popular. On the other hand, its
nature of allowing strangers to view their personal information also
opens it up to a higher chance of people falling for scams as swindler
are able to obtain first hand information about a particular person
without much trouble.
such, the increase access to information on the internet is actually
more of a bane than a boon. Social networking sites are useful tools
when it comes to effective communication. However, individuals can be in
danger when their personal information have been used by swindler for
the wrong reasons