What happens when a Facebook hacker hacks into your Facebook? Do they post about sunglasses for sale? Or do they create some lewd post and ruin your social reputation? Most people fail to realize with the information you give silently on your Facebook page… you are giving enough information to compromise your entire livelihood.
If this post doesn’t scare you… nothing will. Many people think that identity thieves are sneaky and get your information using covert measures. Everyone is looking for the sneaky foreigner sending an email demanding a bank account to wire their “inheritance” to. However, most people don’t realize that socially awkward guy you told to drop dead to in high school now has enough information to become you… and ruin your life.
How Facebook Compromises Your Identity
I know you are thinking you are safe because you only add people that you know and trust right? There is the problem… you can’t trust everyone. Would you give your bank account password to a guy you sat beside in math class 20 years ago? Well, you did. THANKS, FACEBOOK!
Your Facebook page contains all of your basic information. Location, phone number, and email address seems so harmless right? Just wait there is more?
Do you remember that post you made complaining about the ATM being out of order at your local bank? Now our hacker knows where you bank. Plus our hacker has your email address… which is your login!
Not So Basic Information
Do you remember how you filled out those surveys in college and put them in the “notes” section on Facebook? They were things like your first car and high school you went to. Oh and things about your love life! It is very reminiscent… and also very familiar to all of the security questions your bank asks you.
Well, except your mother’s maiden name, but don’t worry about that. Facebook tells our hacker your mom’s maiden name too. After all, you can tag her under your family so our hacker now knows exactly who she is.
Way Too Personal Information
I have many friends that don’t post about their vacations when they are on vacation. Obviously, so people don’t break into their house. What about date night with the hubby? Sure you aren’t at your house, but your mail is in your mailbox… which our hacker can now use to piece together other missing pieces of your identity.
The Compromise of Compromise
The worst part is… no actual “hacking” has taken place. Because the fact is, getting access to someone’s Facebook is difficult due to mobile authorization. However, your hometown bank may not be that easy. Don’t forget, this is just the beginning. Our hacker just started with Facebook… the end game is to become you.
Could the person at this point become you? Do they have enough information? Are you willing to risk it?
Please, think before you post.
Thank you for reading,