An invader spends time searching forums and technical social media sites for information relating to you and the technical access you have.
Many web developers and application developers leave an easy to follow trail around the internet.
Try Googling yourself and see where your trail leads…
Weigh up the risk of putting that information on a public forum vs the risk of not solving the problem.
With all that information available about you, all it takes is one exploit for an invader/hacker to infiltrate your environment.
The invader can wreak untold havoc on an unpatched, unprotected computer system.
Ironically this post is published to LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Patch your systems.
- Update your anti virus.
- Make sure your firewall is on.
- Weigh up the risks about every bit of information you put out into a public forum.
- Don’t accept unknown friend/connection requests no matter how tempting.
- Don’t worry.