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Old 09-25-2014, 01:09 AM   #15
Czar

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I completely agree. As demonstrated through the recent "hacking" of hundreds of celebrity iCloud accounts, which are alleged to have taken place through people figuring out answers to each celeb's personal security questions, many of us have made it easy for people to find out our dates-of-birth, place of birth, mother's maiden names and more.

Most people wouldn't take advantage of that information, but a small minority see it as a gold mine and an opportunity to engage in information theft, identity theft or similar.

We do need to be vigilant in revealing enough to keep our friends, family and acquaintances in the loop, but not enough to enable the wrong sorts to take advantage of the situation.
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