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Facebook – Not as safe as you think

31 Jan

First try to understand that there is no such thing as “safe and secure” on the internet. Everything is recorded, everything is accessible and this entire system is loaded with loopholes. So next time when you hear them making this particular promise, don’t fall for it, please. You’ve been warned.

And Facebook, yes your favorite Facebook ain’t any different. Because Mark Zucherberg the founder and CEO of Facebook got his Facebook fan page hacked on Jan. 26th, 2011. The hacker wanted to get his attention, duh! so he left a post on his wall, saying:

“Let the hacking begin. If facebook (sic) needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business‘ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? [Link] What do you think? #hackercup2011″

Now have some sense and don’t upload private pictures anywhere on the internet especially facebook. Because fortunately or unfortunately everyone is on facebook, so if someone gets curios, they know where to go. Deciding whether internet is a marvel or menace is one thing, being careful is another. Because it’s both 🙂 Just keep your private information, may it be some family pictures, house addresses, cell phone numbers to yourself. Because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

So now let us hope and pray that my account won’t get hacked for writing all this.