The internet provides a sense of anonymity The lack of physical interaction provides a false sense of security Those on social media tailor the information for their friends to read, forgetting that others may see it Social medial users want to offer insights to impress potential friends or associates
As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Traffic is always followed by: ◦ Hackers ◦ Spammers ◦ Virus writers ◦ Identity thieves ◦ Other criminals
Would you post your credit card number online? How about your bank account number? Would you respond to a strangers e-mail request with your current address? What about your pets name?
Scientific American Article ◦ Herbert H. Thompson Broke into an acquaintances account ◦ Internet Mining ◦ Online Resume ◦ Blog ◦ “Forgot Password”
Good ◦ Where were you when you heard about 9/11? ◦ What was your childhood nickname? ◦ What was the name of your first stuffed animal? Fair ◦ What time of the day were you born? ◦ What was the first concert you attended? Poor ◦ In what year was your father born? ◦ What is your mothers maiden name? ◦ What color is your hair?
You’re Identity Is Completely Safe… Is that all you have to worry about? What else is there?