Friday, April 29, 2011

Please tell me your personal information. I'll ask in a subtle way, honest!

This is a screen shot I took of the password hint questions available when signing up for something on Yahoo:
The following has been circulating on Facebook posts recently:

As you polish your plastic tiara in preparation for Friday, be sure everyone knows to address you by your royal wedding invitation name. What, your invitation was lost in the mail? No worries. Simply follow these simple rules floating around Facebook:

Take one of your grandparents’ first names, then combine the name of your childhood pet and the street you grew up on to get your last name. Add “Lord” or “Lady,” and whammo, instant class. You’re not Jenny, you’re Lady Millicent Snuffles West Main. Won’t you graciously join Lord Archibald Smooches of Blue Mount on the royal couch?

Here are the Yahoo password reminder questions again. Notice anything?

Yeah. Don't fall for this stupid, obvious crap. You will lose your email account and have no way to recover it. Once the hackers have access to your email, they have other passwords that have been emailed to you, and access to any websites you access via that email address (When you change passwords on most sites, all they do is send the new password, or a link, to the contact email!).

Wise up! Now, post this link in every Facebook post where you see the above questionnaire, or anything similar!