Thursday, August 12, 2010

Social Media Facebook Security

These days all accounts and sites are concerned about account holder's identity, and rightly so. It is definitely good that Social Media Network sites are having privacy protection. What do you think?

The problem comes in here: on Facebook for instance we have numerous games like Mafia Wars and others. These games require that you have lots of 'Mafia Members' in other words the more number of people to be your neighbors in that game. These persons need not necessarily be your 'real friends' you may not really know them. They are people who are helpful no doubt in your game and that is it, ofcourse you may start to connect with them by interacting on what they may put up as posts etc. So you have rampant connections taking place in order to increase your 'game family'.

Usually security is checked by asking certain questions that one has answered and keyed in while registering like what is your birth date or which street you stay on etc. Facebook has recently started asking you to identify the people who are on your friend list. Let me explain: you are showed random photos and you are to identify who is the person in that photo. Now probably you really never went online and checked your 'extended gaming family' what they are doing or how they really looked etc.

So now what takes place? You who are the real account holder when while going through this security check which is 'mention the person in the photo' seems to be seen as trespasser! 'this account is not verified by you so you are not the real owner of this account!'.

What would you say to this? Did you face this?