Social Media Security Risks and Cyber Threats

  • Saima Shoro
  • Mir Saqlain Hyder
  • Syed Naqi Haider Kazmi
Keywords: Social Media, Privacy, Cyber Threats, Social Networking, Security Risks


Social media is being utilized to demonstrate communication skills. Social media provides a way to connect with our loved ones any time anywhere. There are several social networks like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and so on are presented over the internet. These social networking sites make an online profile of a user which is shared freely with the public. It can have negative impact on our life. It can allow easy access to one’s privacy. In this paper, we have discussed privacy and network related issues and threats and proposes anti threats steps and preventive measures for users. Although these sites may work harmless but they always have malicious content. The undertaken study is helpful for researchers, scholars and academicians


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Shoro, S., Hyder, M. S., & Kazmi, S. N. H. (2019). Social Media Security Risks and Cyber Threats. International Journal of Computer Science and Emerging Technologies , 2(1), 33-37. Retrieved from