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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Do you accept people you don't know as a "friend" on social networking sites?

In an experiment conducted by IT security firm Sophos, 41% of Facebook users approached, accepted a fake user as their friend. Many of those who did fall for the trap also provided personally identifying information such as e-mail addresses and remarkably telephone numbers! Are we that desperate to find friends that we would let our guards down to complete strangers or is it simply the bragging rights we are seeking? Don't you watch Dateline people? c|net has the story.