Choose questions that you have never answered on social media on any quizzes. Do not use your first street or school, city or state you were born in or ever lived in, your favorite color – the social media questions ask what is useful to hack into your various log-ins. Most of the time you might not realize you posted the answers as you just chimed in on some group or response to a friend.
Scammers scour social media for answers that have posted – then use these answers to hack into apps, websites, and answers to security questions. It Is easy to do a search of your name to see all the posts you made or commented on.
I accidentally let something post without thinking about it – I saw a friend answer a question about who her second grade teacher was. I chimed in that we had that same teacher as we were in the same class. I have noted that I will not use that teacher in my passwords to security questions, since it is out there.
I am much more aware now of these posted questions and how easily a hacker can use the answers. On Facebook, my feed shows friends answering what their favorite color or type of dog or flavor ice cream is, etc. They ask what street or city you grew up in, your ethnicity, your grade or junior or high school, etc. I skip those and do not answer, even if a friend chimes in. I got caught in with that one, but I have never used that teacher as a password or security answer.
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