Just recently, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature called Timeline that will be available to all facebook users in a few weeks. Supposedly, this new feature will summarize all of a user’s important past events in a one page summary. This would be a good way to somewhat share a person’s life story online which could include first dates they’ve been on, meaningful events, or favorite foods. It doesn’t mean that it’s not already made available for someone to see, but it makes it easier for another person to learn more about someone else. That person however, could potentially be a cyber criminal. They could easily gather information about a person in order to find answers to security questions or find smarter ways to spread malware. Other than a cyber criminal, there could be people out there looking for information to use against other people.
Simple way to be safe: don’t post personal information and
try to have common sense when posting things online.