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Cybersecurity expert warns that latest Instagram trend is a 'field day' for password stealing hackers

06.01.2024 09:01 AM
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Cybersecurity expert warns that latest Instagram trend is a 'field day' for password stealing hackers
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Cybersecurity expert warns that latest Instagram trend is a 'field day' for password stealing hackers
A new trend has spread on Instagram in which users share their answers to 11 questions, including age, height, date of birth, and other questions about phobias, for example.
 
Although this may seem innocent, a cybersecurity expert warned that the “Get to Know Me” trend may give hackers an opportunity to defraud users, because many of them use the exact answers from the trend. As passwords in various areas, from online banking to email and credit card sites.

Cyber risk and strategic analyst Ileana Shiloh posted a video clip on TikTok warning her followers about the “Get to Know Me” trend and alerting them to the need to delete posts and videos related to this trend immediately.

“I'm not going to lie, I almost fell victim to this,” she noted in the video. While identifying her phobias, Shiloh said she paused and realized some of the questions were answers to many of her security questions.

She quickly posted a video on TikTok asking everyone to delete this post immediately.
 
The UK Ministry of Justice supports Shiloh's warning, advising everyone to "think before posting anything online or sharing information in emails", bearing in mind that sharing information with people you don't know is one of the biggest risks online.
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