Accepting Friend Requests From People You Don't Know Is A Recipe For ID Theft

According to a study conducted by computer security company Sophos, 41 to 46 percent of users they test-requested friendship with on Facebook accepted their invitation. The problem, as they see it: After becoming friends with people they don't know, they've got access to full dates of birth, email addresses, the places they went to school, the town in which they live, and a lot more—basically a whole lot of the things an identity theft would need to get the ball rolling.

Do you blindly accept friend requests on Facebook? And if you do, do you have a limited profile set up for those people you don't know that limits the personal information they can see? Let's hear it in the comments. Sophos via CNET


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