Tag Archives: Facebook

Parents Are Panicked Over Kids’ ID Theft (Teens, Not So Much)

By Lynn Lionhood At first glance, it seems parents and teenagers are aware of the dangers of revealing too much personal information online, including on popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. A November study by the Pew … Continue reading

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Could You be a Victim of Social Engineering?

Do You Put Your Birth Date on Facebook? There are three pieces of Private Identifying Information thieves want: Your Name Do you have a nick name? Use it on social media rather than your legal name. Your Birthday If you … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Setting your Facebook privacy settings

The Best Facebook Privacy Setting The very best security is to never put any Private Personal Information in your Facebook profile. Do not provide your real birth date, not even the month and day without the year. Do not provide … Continue reading

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What would you say to an employer who asked for your Facebook login?

The main themes you want to touch Security: Need to protect everyone’s Private Identifying Information. Violation of Facebook policy: It is against Facebook’s user policy to share login information. OFCCP regulations against asking for marital status, children and age. Be … Continue reading

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Are Employers who ask for Facebook Login Information playing with Fire?

Data Information Security Rule # 1: Never Collect and Store Private Information you do not need. A Business/Organization/Institution is responsible for the Private Information they collect. Only collect sensitive personal identifying information that has a legitimate business need. Then only … Continue reading

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Phishing Hooks those Too Quick to Click

The first time I took my grand-daughter fishing we did not catch any fish. We did not even get a nipple, but we did have fun. That night sitting watching the camp fire she asked, “Why didn’t we catch anything.” … Continue reading

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Do you have the Ultimate Facebook Privacy Settings?

“Facebook’s innovation does not have to come at the expense of consumer privacy. The FTC action will ensure it will not.” — Jon Leibowitz, FTC Chairman FTC: “Facebook has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived its users — … Continue reading

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