A new Microsoft social networking experiment has now been opened to all-comers. So.cl is designed to promote its Bing search engine in an attempt to challenge the mighty Google. However is the temptation to share information via apps and avoid yet another registration form inviting nuisance approaches from third parties?
The employee security awareness consultancy The Security Company takes a look at the new offering, what it offers and what it could represent in terms of vulnerability in a new report on its web site: http://www.thesecurityco.com.
Hannah Tufts of The Security Company says: “So.cl populates individual user profiles using information extracted from your Facebook or Windows Live profiles. Sharing information via applications is certainly convenient, negating the need to complete yet another registration form. However, it can leave your details exposed and accessible to nuisance third parties. In this respect, it fails to live up to the privacy offered by the more established social giants.” For further information – visit http://www.thesecurityco.com