Many people all over the world are using Facebook and some of them are having fun with some of the quizzes that popping up on their news feeds.
However, you should know that some of those quizzes are made by hackers to trick people.
According to Sri Sridharan, managing director at the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, hackers want to use the information to make money.
“It seems harmless but you never know who’s really asking you for that information,” Sridharan said.
Sridharan explains that the hackers can use Facebook quizzes. Some will connect to Facebook accounts in order to extract personal data from people. What’s more is that, they also trick people into downloading malware.
“The more they know about you, the more ways they can trick you into doing something like clicking on a link you should not click on,” Sridharan added.
Recommendations from the Florida Center for Cybersecurity:
- Report scams through the social media sites.
- Hover over hyperlinks before you click on them, as hackers can steal your personal data.
- Open any web links from your browser independently of the social media website or you can also use a link scanner.
- Be cautious of links posted by friends that seems unusually sensational. Instead of clicking on the link, go to a trusted source and search for the story there.
- Value your email address and your login credentials.
- Be wary of internet quizzes or polls that require you to sign in or pull personal information.
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