Above I have posted a link to a cyber security article about the security risks and privacy issues people may encounter while using social media websites, such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc.. Many individuals that use Facebook feel safe and secure, because they have their profiles set to the privacy setting, which, therefore, they believe that nobody could access any or all of their personal information and data. However, this is untrue because, whenever a user decides to download an application on Facebook, they are therefore allowing its developers to view all of their access information. This causes a problem though: Since it poses several privacy issues, all of Facebook’s users are having all of their information looked at and are now getting targeted based on that information. Also, people are going to have a false sense of safety while using social networks, when really they are actually facing several security risks without even knowing it. In my opinion on this topic, individuals using social media websites are being taken advantage of and are now going to be potential victims of cyber security crimes and computer viruses, and I believe that the best thing that people can do to stay protected is to not post any personal information out onto the web that can lead to potential endangerment.