Posted by: David Harley | January 19, 2011

Facebook and Identity Theft

The article “Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Warns About Identity Theft as Predator Pleads Guilty to Hacking Hundreds of E-Mail Accounts” may not have the snappiest title, but it makes a very important point about the sort of information you might not want to publish in Facebook.

From December 2009 through September 2010, Bronk accessed e-mail accounts and Facebook pages of people in 17 states, as well as residents of England. He essentially found answers to the women’s e-mail security questions in information they had posted on their Facebook sites.

Also a good incentive to check your Facebook security settings…. [Trying not to say anything snide about FB on this occasion…]

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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