I’m a Hacking Expert Your 5 Most Dangerous Facebook Posts Revealed
POSTING on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter may seem harmless – but giving out too much information could get you hacked.
Cyber experts have told The Sun that even the most innocent posts can be used against you.
We spoke to security expert Javvad Malik, who urged app users to be extremely careful online.
“Any information posted publicly can be used by criminals,” said Javvad, who leads security awareness at KnowBe4.
“Even seemingly trivial information can be pieced together to get a better picture of the victim.”
You may think that you are very safe.
But if you post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter about what you do, where you are, your family, or your story, you could be exposed.
“By and large, the most dangerous information you can release pertains to password reset questions,” Jay told The Sun.
“So things like mother’s maiden name, schools, street, etc.
“It’s also important to realize that information people post can target people around them.
“So parents who post excessive information about their children can be used against their children and not against the parents.
“Finally, people should be careful about the information they post about their workplace.
“Details about work or posting pictures of office parties and lanyards can be used by criminals to target the organization.”
Five Facebook posts to avoid
We spoke to cyber expert Jamie Akhtar, who shared five things you should be very careful about when posting online.
Here’s what the CEO of CyberSmart said never to share:
#1 Personally identifying information that could be used to verify your identity. Remember the full address, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.
#2 Location data could be used to carry out physical cyber attacks and other crimes.
#3 Be very selective when sharing data with third party applications like quizzes and games. Many of them are scams and if you are ever asked for personal information by any of these apps, stop immediately
#4 Be very wary of people you don’t personally know contacting you. And again, never share anything with someone you don’t know
#5 Don’t go into detail about your workplace or what you do there. Cyber criminals regularly hunt for the target’s employees on social media, so you could become an unwitting tool for them to attack your workplace.”
If you’ve posted overly sensitive information on social media, consider removing it.
And always think twice before you post – could hackers be lurking?
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