Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Something Everyone Should See: What Not to Post on Facebook
This article addresses some very common privacy problems with facebook. Most people are smart enough to know not to post inappropriate pictures on their profiles because it can be seen by employers or schools. However, people post statuses about when they are leaving for vacation all the time. This is like a big sign saying, "No one is home, come rob my house." Some other important security risks are also brought up which seem like they would be harmless. Posting your mother's maiden name for example can be a security risk for identity theft. Even Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has addressed some of these potential risks an has urged users to make their accounts private and not post anything you would not want a stranger to see. I know this topic is constantly being brought up, but this article points out a few risks that most people overlook.