Hackers Want to Know Your 10 Favorite Concerts
Ten concerts! I've been to nine! One is a lie!
Did you post that? It may not be worth the likes.
It's all over Facebook right now. You ask your friends and family to figure out from a list of ten concerts, which one you haven't been to. Sounds innocent enough, right? It is, but it's also a great way for hackers to get the inside scoop on you.
Why? Internet users are notorious for using a musical artist as their password for social media, online banking, and pretty much everywhere else you can think of. So if hackers know your first concert, or a band you're a huge fan of, they're one step closer to getting into your personal information.
Tom Gorup from Rook Security in Indianapolis explains:
I typically advise people not to answer those questions. It’s not worth it.
Now, are we saying that if you post about concerts on Facebook, some hacker is going to steal your credit card and go on an shopping spree? No, however, this is a good remind to be careful about what you post for the public to see online.