Those Facebook Challenges? Not a good idea.

“Games can often extract sensitive information about a person, such as their first job, their first car, or their mother’s maiden name.

Oversharing on social media threatens your online security, warns Dan Lin.

“We cannot go out and socialize during this pandemic, so people are turning to social media to share what is going on with their lives,” says Lin, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and director of the I-Privacy Laboratory at the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. “But it can be risky.”

Before a person decides to play along with the latest social media challenge, or post a picture of their family home, Lin says to consider the following three things:”

Games Are No Joke

Beware of What You Share

Can AI boost social media security?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2020/05/those-facebook-challenges-can-expose-you-hackers/165070/

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