Facebook Throwback Posts Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think
Over the past few weeks, as people have been spending more time on social media, more "play-along games" have surfaced. Simple little games that involve posting pictures of the previous vehicles you've owned, or posting throwback pictures of your senior year in high school, are two of the bigger ones that have been circulating.
These posts may seem harmless, but the Better Business Bureau is actually warning that these little games may be more dangerous than they appear.
The BBB has mentioned that some of the information that these posts reveal could - very easily - reveal answers to important security questions. You know the ones that I'm talking about. These are the verification questions that you're asked to put in, to "prove that it's really you". Questions such as, "What was the make and model of your first vehicle?", or, "What high school did you graduate from?", are just a couple of examples of questions you probably shouldn't be freely giving the answers to.
Now, the BBB does mention a few tips to keep you safe from people that are trying to get that important info from you. These tips are actually very simple, and can save you a lot of time and trouble in the long run.
- Review any and all of your security settings, so that you know who has access to the information that you're putting out on the internet.
- Change the answers to your security questions, so that if you think you may have shared the answers to the old ones, they won't work anymore.
- Don't play along. Simple enough, right? Then, you don't have to worry about sharing any security information.
If you need more information about any of this, you can do this: You can check out the Better Business Bureau website.