Don't Get Hijacked On Social Media

John Mello over at Chief Security Magazine wrote today: "Online social networkers invite data marauders to compromise their accounts by choosing a convenient but risky option offered by many websites, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

The worldwide survey of more than 10,000 people performed by the computer maintenance software maker IObit revealed that nearly a third of the participants in the project (30 percent) routinely choose "Keep Me Logged In" when accessing their social media accounts.

This data shows that there are still many people who choose "Keep Me Logged In" features no matter what risks they pose to their online privacy and security, the company said in a statement.

When you choose Keep Me Logged In, the website stores a "cookie" on your computer. "Malware can harvest that cookie from you and send it to an attacker who can use it to impersonate you," OneID CSO James Fenton said in an interview."

In short; DO NOT USE 'KEEP ME LOGGED IN' just for convenience... 

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