"10 Concerts: Facebook Post" May Be Dangerous

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If you use Facebook, you may have noticed the latest popular post featuring people posting 10 concerts they've attended, with only one being fake. If you're  resisted, you were smart because those who did may have opened themselves up to hackers.

Before you share your concert history, security experts say people who posted that info may have opened themselves up to hackers, since first concerts is a common security question asked by online sites.

You may want to delete the post immediately, and never make those types of answers public

While the list may have seemed innocent enough, most people probably forgot that a common security question online is to name the first concert they attended, so if anyone actually shared that information on social media, it may have revealed some crucial information to those who want to break into your online accounts.

One analyst said, “If I’m a hacker, I’m taking full advantage of this.”  She advises people to quickly delete that post, adding, “Don’t make those kinds of answers about your life public.”

Of course, not everyone seems to be that worried by the concert post. “I think we’re all getting a little paranoid,” Per Thorsheim, a Norway based security expert, adds. “People said you should never post on Facebook that you’re going on vacation and when you’re coming back, because someone will read that and come clean you out, but I do it all the time, and I have had no problem posting vacation photos.”

Source: USA Today

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