A network security consultant (better known as a hacker for hire) was provided with information pulled from a Men’s Health staffer’s Facebook profile. Our antihero’s goal: to crack that poor sap’s sensitive personal information, data and accounts. The shocking result: Our hacker for hire barely broke a sweat to get in.
On Facebook, there are friends, acquaintances and make-believe hot babes. (Really! A 2010 experiment by the US tech firm Bitdefender found that 94 per cent of users accepted a friend request from a beautiful woman they didn’t know.) And while you may not think your status updates are security breaches, they add up to a lot of valuable information about you. So, be strict. Unless you know someone personally, block him (or her) from seeing most of your information.