Facebook Royal Wedding Quiz puts you at risk for identity theft

I If you use Facebook, you are probably no stranger to persality questinaires and text messages that litter your news feed. For some, they are fun. For others, they are annoying. But, at least in a recent case, they can also increase your risk of identity theft.

The risky invitati is inspired by the upcoming royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The prompt, spotted for the first time by USA Today cybersecurity journalist Elizabeth Weise, urges users to find our "royal wedding guest name" by collecting random details of their past.

You've probably seen this kind of prompt before – the kind that will tell you your name "siren" or your nickname "stripper" by collecting several numbers or random details. But in the case of the Royal Wedding Invite, the result could be a security breach.

"Start with Lord or Lady. Your name is e of your grandparents' names. Your last name is the name of your first pet, followed by the name of the street where you grew up. Just for fun, let's do that! Post below. Then cut it and paste it into your status, "reads in the prompt.

The problem is that the prompt asks you to view details that persally identify you – and can even be used to access your existing accounts. you grew up , the name of your first pet, your grandparents.

These are fairly comm secdary security questis posed by social media sites and other line platforms. They are …

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