Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Facebook Privacy Security Your Rights Online

41% of Facebook Users Willing To Divulge Personal Info 157

Posted by samzenpus
from the do-you-need-my-social-security-number? dept.
plastick writes "In an experiment, 41% of Facebook users were willing to divulge highly personal information to a complete stranger. This according to IT security firm Sophos, which invited 200 randomly selected Facebookers to befriend a bogus Facebook user named 'Freddi Staur' (an anagram of 'ID Fraudster'). Of those queried, 87 responded to the invitation, among them 82 people whose profiles included personal information such as their email address, date of birth, address or phone number."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

41% of Facebook Users Willing To Divulge Personal Info

Comments Filter:

It seems intuitively obvious to me, which means that it might be wrong. -- Chris Torek

Working...