If you're playing social games on Facebook, chances are you've at least seen the scam attempts. But security issues go far deeper than News Feed posts that claim "There's free Farm Cash here, we swear!"
By Joe Osborne From games.com
Truth is Facebook and Google+ are just as vulnerable to a wide-scale attack a Sony's PlayStation Network debacle of 2011 as any other web service.
In fact, word on the street is that hacker activist group Anonymous plans to attack all of the Internet later next month. The threats don't come close to stopping there, and it's tough to keep up. Here Citrix Systems Chief Security Strategist Kurt Roemer to get a better idea of what to expect, how to stay secure while gaming and his take on the state of secure gaming on Facebook, Google+ and even mobile.
"As a user as well, keep up to date on forums and Twitter messages associated with the game, so if there is a problem that gamers need to be aware of, they have more information available to them now than they would have in the past. I guess that's one big positive: It's harder for the problems to hide, because everybody can get this out on Twitter in seconds."
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