Controlling your online reputation is an important step for everyone using Social Media. Every piece of information you or others post about you can lead to identity theft, cyber bullying, damaged reputation, and real world threats.
A new study released by TrendMicro states that of all the people using social media:
63% post their birthdate
61% post what school they attend
51% list the names of their family members
23% post their pets’ name
An attacker could use this information to take over your account. Do you use any of these as your myNEU password recovery answer?
This video from Microsoft Online Privacy and Safety Center show the consequences of negative posts and how to routinely check for anything that might damage your online reputation.
SecureNU: Social Media - Your Online Reputation
Microsoft.com: Safety and Security Center
TrendMicro.com: Malware Blog