Facebook ’10 Year Challenge’ May Make You Vulnerable To Hackers


If you’ve been on Facebook for the past few days, you’ve probably seen the “10 Year Challenge” popping up. While it may seem harmless, participating could leave you vulnerable to hackers. security experts say it’s a sneaky way for hackers to grab your computer.Many of those seemingly innocent quizzes you see on social media could be part of data mining. cutesy questions, such as what was the first car you owned? What was the name of your first pet? What is the first concert you went to? These answers could be used in security questions when creating online accounts. Right now, the “10 Year Challenge” is circulating again on Facebook. He asks you to post a photo of yourself from 10 years ago and a photo from today. It may sound harmless, but it is not. “Once you get that information out to the public – and that’s what you do – there are all kinds of things you haven’t thought of yet and someone next year will be thinking of an idea for the way to use this data in one way or another. haven’t imagined, ”said Dr. Terrill Frantz, of the University of Harrisburg. Here’s the gist: Any personal information or images you post on social media could be used by a hacker to gain access to your accounts. Think twice before posting.

If you’ve been on Facebook for the past few days, you’ve probably seen the “10 Year Challenge” popping up.

Although it may seem harmless, participating could leave you vulnerable to hackers.

It’s called data mining, and many cybersecurity experts say it’s a sneaky way for hackers to grab your computer.

A lot of those seemingly innocent quizzes you see on social media could be part of data mining.

The quizzes ask sweet questions, such as what was the first car you owned? What was the name of your first pet? What is the first concert you went to?

These answers could be used in security questions when creating online accounts.

At the moment, the “10 Year Challenge” is circulating again on Facebook. He asks you to post a photo of yourself from 10 years ago and a photo from today.

It may sound harmless, but it is not.

“Once you get that information out to the public – and that’s what you do – there are all kinds of things you haven’t thought of yet and someone next year will be thinking of an idea for the way to use this data in one way or another. haven’t imagined, ”said Dr. Terrill Frantz, of the University of Harrisburg.

Here’s the gist: Any personal information or images you post on social media could be used by a hacker to gain access to your accounts.

Think twice before posting.

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