Cybercrooks drooling over social net data

Security professionals have long warned about the abundance of information that people are willing to share about themselves and others, including relatives, friends, and even perfect strangers. This data is useful to cyber criminals seeking to guess your password, reset your account, or fool you into clicking, viewing, or downloading malicious content.

The funny thing is that security professionals are people too, and they also use social networking sites. You can follow many of them on Twitter for example; the SecurityTwits database a good place to start. Just don't expect to find much personal data or easy to guess passwords.

Src: Cautionary tales from the social-networking universe |

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