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Protect Yourself From Online Identity Theft

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People are so willing to become friends with strangers on Facebook – they’ll even link up with a toy rubber duck! Learn more about the risks, and how to protect against them.

Do you blindly accept friend requests on Facebook? And if you do, do you have a limited profile set up for those people you don’t know that limits the personal information they can see? Let’s hear it in the comments. [Sophos via CNET]

Update:5 things to know about Facebook’s new settings . Site’s new privacy settings include great and not-so-great changes.

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Identity theft on Facebook is easy

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2 thoughts on “Protect Yourself From Online Identity Theft

  1. Thanks for sharing this, timethief. Facebook is good for connecting with people who I know but I personally avoid sharing many stuff over it.

    • Facebook has ongoing privacy issues that are a real put-off. They are complicated by the fact that people are so naive and trusting of their so-called freinds, when it comes to giving out identifiable information.

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