Hack back series how to spot fake pictures- a way to figure out false social media network requests v0.2

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Hack back series how to spot fake pictures- a way to figure out false social media network requests v0.2

  1. 1. A Way to figure out false social media network requests. By 404Whylo ©2013 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 Hack Back Series: How to spot fake pictures 1
  2. 2. • Hack back series is all about YOU and how I can contribute to make the internet a safer place for everyone. ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 Summary 2
  3. 3. • Based on the elevation of fake request on social media platforms I decided to create this short practical guide on how to spot fake pictures. • Based on a real life LinkedIn request I will show you some tricks in spotting fake pictures very easily. • Follow the steps and try it out yourself. ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 How to spot fake pictures 3
  4. 4. Check also for the e-mail address of the connection request. If the e-mail address is suspicious then try to write to the persons email address and wait for a reply. Or ask the person if he or she can confirm the e-mail or write back from the claimed place of work. In this example you could ask the person to write you an e-mail from the company e-mail account (Dell). ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 The profile of the request 4
  5. 5. • Right click on the profile picture of the person and do a Google search (i.e. Search Google for this image). • By the way if there is no profile picture of the person who wants to connect to you this is maybe also is not a good sign of a legitimate profile. ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 Right profile picture 5
  6. 6. This easy search reveals already that this picture is probably from a job search webpage. If this where a true person you might would find multiple pictures in different contexts which then can confirm it’s a real person. ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 The results… 6
  7. 7. • Advanced profile picture search (with the help of http://www.tineye.com/ ) . Just to let you know I am in no way affiliated with http://www.tineye.com/ nor do I get any incentives, endorsements etc. etc. It’s a tool and it’s free and it works. It helps to protect you so just try it at your discretion. • First go to the profile picture: • Then right click on the profile picture and select “Copy image URL” After that open a new browser window for http://www.tineye.com/ There you can paste the image URL in the ENTER image Address box and click search . ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 Tineye advance search 7
  8. 8. As you can see the picture is all over the place, the exact same picture. Conclusion: this cannot be an actual picture of a real person therefore you should not actually connect with this person ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 Tineye results 8
  9. 9. ©2011 www.404Whylo.com™ All rights reserved. 26 November, 2013 Thanks and don’t forget to have fun! 9

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