News

Facebook®- Connecting friends and collecting information?

News >> Risk Management

Facebook is now one of the biggest social media hubs for sharing photos, locations, opinions and pretty much anything you can think about. Facebook has moved ahead of My Space and beat off a few others.

Soon Google plus will be taking them on.

Like almost the rest of the world, I have a Facebook account, which I am using quite a bit, not just to keep in touch, but also to have fun. CPR Insurance Services has a page, and it is another way to promote your business too along with Linkedin, which is also great.

However, many people don’t understand this about Facebook, is that many things inside the Facebook website are outside applications from other companies and web developers, which can download viruses and other malicious software in the background. For example,playing a game can install a malware infection on your computer. 

According to one I.T Professional, the amount of infected computers, which have required attention to resolve malicious software, has greatlyincreased. Users are able to post live status, locations, posts, and pictures giving anyone your whereabouts. This can lead to property break ins. Then there is the release of Credit Card Details for some of the applications which can find their way to another part of the world. Malicious attackers are also now targeting these social media sites and we have heard about tribute sites with nasty messages being added in the name of others.

Keep your anti-virus software up to date and do regular scans of your computer. Then if all else fails, call a good IT professional.  

Last changed: Sep 08 2011 at 9:15 PM

Comments

  1. None Found

Add Comment

Latest News

Three Years running - Insurance Brokerage of the Year 1 to 5 staff

Mandy and Robert Cooper were extremely honoured and astounded to once again win, Insurance Brokerage of the Year for 2020 from Insurance Business Australia magazine. This is the third year running.

While this year has not been the easiest of years for the business with Covid 19, the Recession, the hard market and issues at Lloyds of London, we are literally all in this together as an Insurance Industry.

CPR Insurance Services continues to make our clients the number one focus of our business while managing our relationships with Insurers, who we need more than ever in this market climate.

CPR Insurance Services are a highly ethical Brokerage with a reputation as a trusted advisor who always acts in the Client's best interests. Their experience, knowledge and expertise is amongst the highest in the industry.

CPR Insurance Services is now ten years old as a business and is proud of being an Authorised Representative of Ausure and their partnership with Steadfast, giving CPR the strength and backing to match it with any Broking firm in the Insurance Industry, but remain focussed on supporting the Small to Medium business segment.

Memberships of the National Insurance Brokers Association, Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Australian Insurance Law Association, Australian Professional Indemnity Group and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, ensures CPR Insurance Services maintains the high standard of knowledge and expertise required to be one of the best Brokerages in Australia.

CPR Insurance Services also plays a strong role in their local community supporting other Sporting Clubs and Community organisations. They also support and promote local businesses with their operation of the Kedron Brook Business Group who meet regularly and has 174 members.

We are truly honoured to receive this National award once again for the third year as a recognition of CPR Insurance Services contribution.

read more

Finalist for QLD Broker of the Year

Robert Cooper was honoured to be nominated as a finalist for Queensland Insurance Broker of the year for 2020, as part of the National Insurance Brokers Association. Unfortunately he missed out on the ultimate award but is a reflection of the high standard that the industry now has for such awards.

read more