Beware- Tiktok “Problem” May Go away You Open To Being Hacked

Social media platforms all seem to have their 15 minute fame. People revolve around her for a few months or years, then move on to the next platform. First it was Myspace, then Facebook, Vine, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest (yes, some people think of it as social media), now Tiktok.

Yes, there are quite a few variations on this pattern. For example, no one has ever actually jumped onto the Google+ platform (did you even have an account for it?) And Facebook still keeps a large chunk of the social media users’ time.

Nowadays I am addicted to tiktok. As my industry does more online, it is a quick and easy way to create and post videos. And there is so much you can do with it. Lip syncing, telling stories, asking questions, creating reaction videos, creating photo montages …

There are even “challengers”. Bottle throwing, the silhouette challenge of going from dressing to getting dressed (I don’t know what it’s called, but you know what I mean).

However, there is one particular challenge that you may not want to take on. It could potentially cause you to be hacked.

You have probably seen “Get To Know You” videos. The latest asks you to reveal everything from your name and age to where you live and where you come from.

I’ll be honest, I almost passed this “challenge”. I had started planning what I would say on my video when I realized that what I was going to reveal could provide valuable information to hackers.

In a way, these videos could be viewed as what security companies refer to as “social engineering”. This is where hackers use tricks to trick you into divulging information that could help them break your passwords.

Don’t get me wrong, I love these “Get To Know You” videos. I learned a lot about my friends who made them. Just be careful of the information you give out. There’s nothing wrong with being a little vague in your answers.

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