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What makes people want to give out so much details on facebook?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Capo Dei Capi, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi Power Member

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    I've been working on a project scrapping a ton of FB pages,and I noticed how insane all the amount of info people give out. How aren't people worried about stalkers or being scammed and or manilupted from all the personal info and photos. I've seen some people post photos of almost every event they went to, making it so easy for creepy stalkers to do stuff. Whats worse there is nearly enough data from FB alone for a private group to manipulate the outcome of an election.

    I myself don't even use FB anymore, and even when I did have an account for personal use I didn't even put a single picture of myself on it. I just don't see the point of telling the world everything about my life.
     
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    Many people live a second life (a better life) on social media, that's why they want other to know as much as possible about them. Pretty much, bragging.
     
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    Humans naturally love being popular and peoples on FB are no different. They love to show off and we can't talk about privacy in 2014. There's no such thing as privacy, according to the current generation.
     
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    Yes you should know that. 99% of people don't really get a lot of satisfaction in their "real lifes" so they are trying to get it through social media. You as a Blackhatter should know how to exploit that.
     
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    Being social is almost equivalent to being on Facebook. It has become a part of society to share everything you do with everyone. It's the way people get to know you.

    People don't want to feel alone, they feel the need for someone to be constantly listening, watching, commenting or responding. People want to share their thoughts or minor experiences for people to comment on. People just want to share what's on their minds, and they do it through Facebook.

    Such people don't worry about privacy, at least not to the extent of some of us. At the end of the day life is short and some of us just don't want to stress out too much.
     
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  6. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi Power Member

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    I've never used FB for marketing, but now I'm super interested in using it and learning social engineering and collective intelligence.
     
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    They have no idea that sharing info on FB is almost same as allowing every unknown person to home and let them sneak around.
     
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    You have to remember that there's an extremely large amount of people who simply don't understand that FaceBook shares all their information unless they specify otherwise. They just think only their friends will see personal details.
     
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    I have cracked passwords or changed location of few Google accounts using Facebook details. I think the first person who had Facebook account or first 100 who had Facebook accounts with complete details have influenced others too.
     
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    According to morons who have no clue what privacy means.
    Facebook is for people who like to pose and are unable to realize the consequences

    There are some guys who worked for the communist german stasi (currently for US security) who claimed eastern germany would have never gone down if they had a tool like facebook.
     
  12. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi Power Member

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    The stasi was able to collect vast amount of information, but it was pretty much useless back then since there was no way for the data to be analyzed on a grand scale and in a short amount of time.
     
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    ha! these are the same people who used garbage like limewire without realizing it was also sharing their private info with snoopers!
     
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  15. Capo Dei Capi

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    I was just on another site, and the people there think I'm insane for understanding that information on Facebook can be used to socially engineer people,they are under the impression that organizations that collect vast amount of data(such as the NSA) just do spying and can't analyze any of the information.

    If people really knew even a little bit about big data they would understand that people can do a lot more than collect data. Even regular people have access to collecting and analyzing lots of data.

    http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/solutions/customer-analytics/social-media-analytics/
     
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    Quick personal question about your scraping tools, can it only scrape things that are made public in our privacy settings? I have all my privacy settings set pretty tightly, I'd be miffed if these tools can bypass them.
     
  17. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi Power Member

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    I was manually scrapping some stuff since I was using linux, and it was just photos, I just noticed all the other content people were posting. But there are toolsthat can totally bypass the privacy settings.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...k-manipulates-information-online-9606043.html
     
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    Wow that's like the Fappening hack tool. Yeah really don't put personal stuff on the internet folks, none of it is truly safe.
     
  19. Capo Dei Capi

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    I thought the fappening was a brute force based on what celebs usually choose as their password.
     
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