If you’re on Facebook and acting sensibly you’ll already have told the social networking site to hide your date of birth, so other Facebook users cannot view it. It’s a sensible thing to do, because your date of birth is one of those nuggets of information which can be invaluable to an identity thief.
You shouldn’t even show your date of birth on Facebook to your online ‘friends’. After all, if they’re your friends they should know when your birthday is anyway, right?
However, what I’m going to suggest you do now is go into your Facebook account and change your date of birth entirely, even if it has already been set to be hidden from view. So, if you were born on 23 November 1963 make it something like 20 July 1969 instead.
The reason why I’m telling you this is because last night I found a flaw on Facebook which allowed me to view other people’s full dates of birth. Their…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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