It must be a pretty miserable existence being far away from your family and loved ones if you’re fighting a distant war on behalf of your country. Creature comforts like the internet can, of course, help you stay in touch with the folks you left back home – but, for members of the US Marines at least, one way of keeping communications open has just been firmly shut.
The US Marine Corps has banned with immediate effect the use of social networking websites including Twitter, Facebook and MySpace from its networks.
It appears that the leaders of the US Marine Corps are not concerned about soldiers wasting time on social networks, but with the opportunities that exist for hackers to exploit their careless use.
A source told Wired Magazine, “The mechanisms for social networking were never designed for security and filtering. They make it way too…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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