Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TMI - too much info

So I read something on a blog last week about identity theft. Then this past weekend, I signed up for something where I had to answer a lot of security questions. So it sparked what I am going to write to you.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST ON THE INTERNET.

Those little "25 things about me" and "My senior year" things going around Facebook. Guess what? When you answer and post those, you are basically giving away the answers to your security questions for things like your bank, etc.

For example, the thing I signed up for asked me...

* High school mascot

* First job

* City where you were born

* Mom's madien name

* First car


Go on facebook (if you have an account) and look at someone that did one of those Senior year things. Almost all of my security questions are in that thing!!!!!!!!!

I know what you are thinking...these people on facebook wouldn't steal my info, blah blah blah. But seriously? I remember those people that were mean to me in high school. I'm not evil and after pay back, but there are some crazies out there.

I hate social networking.

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