Beware- Tiktok “Challenge” Could Leave You Open To Being Hacked
Social media platforms all seem to have their 15 minutes of fame. People are ALL about them for a few months or years, then they move on to the next platform. First it was Myspace, then Facebook, Vine, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest (yes, some people do consider it social media), now Tiktok.
Yeah, there are some variations on this pattern. For example, no one ever really jumped on the Google+ platform (did you even have an account for that one?) and Facebook still holds on to a large portion of social media users' time.
These days, I am addicted to using Tiktok. As my industry does more online, provides a quick and easy way to create and post videos. And, there is so much you can do with it. Lip-sync, tell stories, ask questions, create reaction videos, make photo montages...
There are even "challengers". Bottle tossing, the silhouette challenge, the one where you change from dressing down to dressing up (I don't know what it is called, but you know what I mean).
There is one particular challenge you may not want to do, though. It could, potentially, lead to you being hacked.
You've probably seen "Get To Know You" videos. The latest one asks you to divulge everything from your name, to your age, to where you live, and where you are originally from.
I'll be honest, I almost did this "challenge". I had started planning out what I was going to say in my video when it dawned on me that what I was going to reveal could provide valuable info to hackers.
In a way, these videos could be considered what security companies call "social engineering". That's where hackers use tricks to get you to reveal info that could help them crack your passwords.
Don't get me wrong, I love those "Get To Know You" videos. I have learned a lot about my friends that have done them. Just, be cautious about the info you reveal. There's nothing wrong with being a little vague in your answers.
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