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    Archive for December 4th, 2012

    These days, cybercriminals and other bad guys on the Internet may no longer have to use infostealing Trojans to gather data from users. Users intentionally posting pictures of their IDs, credit cards on Twitter and Instagram are already doing the job for them.

    I’ve been noticing several young people (and even adults) who post pictures of their credit and debit cards on Twitter. But lately, I’ve also seen tons of these images on the photo sharing site Instagram. Some users even post their driver’s license in full view and unknowingly exposing sensitive information like their complete name, home address etc.

    Just doing a simple search on Instagram or Twitter, one can easily find several of these documents. There’s even a particular Twitter account and list (called NeedADebitCard) specific to users who post their cards on the said platform.

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