January 11, 2012 | In: News, Technology, Uncategorized

Facebook Spam and Cybercrime on the Rise: How You Can Avoid It [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just how much cybercrime happens on Facebook? About 4 million Facebook users experience spam on a daily basis, 20% of Facebook users have been exposed to malware, and Facebook sees about 600,000 cases of hijacked log-ins every day.

As it stands, there are settings you can change to protect yourself against cybercrime. However, Facebook users aren’t ever totally safe from being scammed and preyed upon as profile information continues to be shared with third parties, malware remains prominent and scammers are still allowed to create fake profiles.

Of course, there are a few reminders for staying safe on the world’s largest social network. You can find some of them in the infographic below, by Zone Alarm.

It also shows the breadth of Facebook users around the world. In North America, out of 272 million Internet users, 168 million are surfing the web on Facebook. In Europe, 476 million people are on the Internet and 209 million are on Facebook.

Check the graphic below to see six simple reminders to keep yourself safe on Facebook:

Facebook Safety Infographic by Zone Alarm

Infograph: Download here !!

Image courtesy of Zone Alarm

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