It’s all fun and games until someone’s password security question gets hacked.
A meme making the rounds on Facebook asks users to list 10 concerts — nine they’ve attended and a fabricated one — and invites others to identify the fake one.
But the post — “10 Concerts I’ve Been To, One is a Lie” — might also be an invitation to a midlevel threat to your online privacy and security, experts said.
The meme, which surged in popularity this week, is the kind of frivolous distraction that makes up social media interactions, similar to other viral memes, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Privacy experts cautioned it could reveal too much about a person’s background and preferences and sounds like a security question — name the first concert you attended — that you might be asked on a banking, brokerage or similar website to verify your identity.
Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, said on Friday that the meme posed a moderate security risk, adding that not every website relied on a security question about a person’s first concert.
He said the greater danger is what such a list might broadly reveal through social engineering. It could telegraph information about a user’s age, musical tastes and even religious affiliation — all of which would be desirable to marketers hoping to target ads.
He said it is similar to users who take quizzes on Facebook. The answers can reveal specifics about a person’s upbringing, culture or other identifying details. “You are expressing things about you, maybe in more subtle ways than you might think,” he said.
Mark Testoni, a national security and privacy expert who is chief executive of SAP National Security Services, said in an email that he recommended exercising “vigilance bordering on a little paranoia” in online posts.
“We need to understand how we interact can disclose not only specific details but patterns of behavior and often our location, among other things,” he wrote.
Alec Muffett, a software engineer and security researcher, wrote in an email that he is sympathetic to polls like the concert question. “They are cute, a little bit fun, you learn new things about your friends, and sometimes you get a surprise or two,” he wrote.
“There are certainly also polls that are geared towards collecting information which could be used to fraudulently ‘recover’ an account,” he added.
He said companies, governments and other groups rely on so-called authenticators, such as “What is your mother’s maiden name?” Such answers are not truly authenticators, but are facts.
“The usual aphorism is: ‘Your password should be secret, but ‘secrets’ make really bad passwords’ — especially when they are just discoverable or guessable facts,” Mr. Muffett wrote.
Mr. Kaiser agreed. In cases where the answer to a security question is easily obtained — what high school did you attend? — it’s best to make up an answer, even if it’s not as easy to recall.
He said his advice about online quizzes and memes was not meant to be a killjoy, though he encouraged social media users to consider the consequences of what they share.
“People always have to have their eyes wide open when they’re on the internet,” he said. “It’s the way of the world.”
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👉1. TYPHOID FEVER: Get unripe pawpaw, unripe
pineapple,ginger,lime orange and Lipton tea. Cut into pieces,
boil with fermented corn water for one hour. Take one glass cup
3 times daily for one week. The ailment will disappear.
👉2. STOMACH ULCER: Get 7-8 unripe plantain, peel them, cut
them to pieces and pound. Put everything inside a plastic
container, fill it with one gallon of water. Allow it to ferment for
three days. Take one cup 2 times a day for one week. The
ailment will disappear.
👉3. ASTHMA: Get some seeds of mango, cut it into pieces and
keep under the sun to dry. Grind to powder. Put one spoon of
the powder into a glass cup of water, stir it and drink. Once in a
day for 3-4 weeks .
👉4. RHEUMATISM / ARTHRITIS: Get 5 seeds of English pear
(Avocado pear),cut into pieces and dry under the sun, grind to
powder. Mix with a glass of honey to form paste. Take one
spoon,3 times daily until the 6 days.
👉.5 CHOLERA : Take three teaspoons of salt and one teaspoon of
sugar, add half spoon of dry gin. Drink all as a single dose. The
cholera will stop immediately.
👉6. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE : Get 4 seeds of English pear
(Avocado pear),cut into pieces, dry under the sun and grind into
powder. Put a teaspoon of this powder into your prepared palp
and drink. Once daily for 2 weeks.
👉7. PNEUMONIA: Get a handful of garlic, grind to extract the
juice. Drink a spoon and use the juice to rub the chest and back.
That will close the chapter.
👉. 8 SEVERE COUGH : Get about 10 pieces of bitter cola, grind to
powder, add half cup of original honey. Take 2 spoons thrice
daily for 4 days.
👉. 9:TUBERCULOSIS : Get 20-23 pieces of bitter cola, ginger of
equal quantity and 3 bulbs of garlic. Grind everything and add a
bottle of original honey. Take one spoon thrice daily for one
👉10. DIABETES : Grind 6 bulbs of big onions, add one original
bottle of honey. Take one spoon thrice daily for one month.
ALTERNATIVELY; get a handful of bitter leaf and scent leaves,
squeeze out the water in them, add lime(orange)juice, grinded
garlic and small potash. Take half glass of it twice daily for one
👉11. STAPHILOCOCCUS : Get 2 pieces of aloe-vera,cut into
pieces and put it in a container. Add one bottle of original honey
and a glass of water. Take half cup of it,2 times daily for one
👉12. WOMAN UNDER HARD LABOUR : Get some leaves of
Cochorus Olitorus(Vegetable Leaf),squeeze out the water and
give it to the woman under hard labour.She will deliver the
👉13. INTERNAL PILE: Get the leaves of pawpaw, scent leaves and
bitter leaves, squeeze out the water. Take half cup twice daily
for 4 days.
👉15. MENSTRUATION PROBLEM: Get 4-5 cola, ginger and garlic
,cut them in pieces .Mix it with lime orange juice. Take 2
spoons daily for 3 days.
👉16. WEIGHT LOSS : Get some corn silk, boil with lime orange
juice. Drink half cup of it daily for one week and also embark on
👉17. FUNGAL INFECTION : Mix a native soap with ground potash,
add lime orange. Apply the mixture after bath.
👉18. GONORRHEA : Get 3-4 pieces of cola, ginger and garlic, cut
into pieces. Mix everything with lime orange juice. Take 2
spoons daily until, it is over.
👉19. INTERNAL HEAT : Get some quantity of dry pawpaw leaves
and cashew leaves, boil with water and drink half cup daily for
👉20. INSOMNIA : Add 3 spoons of honey into a glass cup of milk.
Take all at bedtime for one week.
👉21-. HEART FAILURE : Grind 12 bulbs of onions and 12 bulbs of
garlic together. Get 3 bottles of honey, mix together. Take 2
spoons thrice daily for 2 weeks.
👉23. TEETHING PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN : Get a mixture of lime
juice and honey; let it be of equal quantity. The child should
take one teaspoon twice daily until the problem is over.
👉24. LOW SPERM COUNT : Get large quantity of guava
leaves,pound,add water and filter. Drink one glass cup thrice
per day for 1 week. As you are taking that, eat carrot and
cucumber daily for 2 weeks.
👉25. QUICK EJACULATION : Get 3 bulbs of Okro,slice them; get
the dry seed of it, ferment everything with soda water for 2
days. Take half cup daily for one week.
👉26. WEAK ERECTION: Get 6 bulbs of white onions, grind and
extract the juice. Mix the juice with honey. Take 2 spoons thrice
daily for one week.
👉27. VIRGINAL DISCHARGE: Get 3 pieces of bitter cola, some
ginger and garlic, grind and add lime juice .Take 2 spoons twice
daily for one week.
👉28. CHILDREN CONVULSION : Get one onion, small garlic and
ginger, grind all. Mix with palm kernel oil. Give the child to drink
and use the mixture as cream for the child.
👉29. FIRE BURNS : Rub the affected the area with pure honey
👉30. HAIR BREAKAGE : Get one bottle of olive oil and one bottle of
honey. Mix together and warm it for few minutes. Use the
mixture to wash your hair.
👉31. BALD HEAD: Grind bird pepper, unripe pawpaw seed and
mix with lime orange juice. Use the mixture to rub the head, hair
will start growing in the affected area.
👉32. FIBROID : Eat about 20 pieces of unripe palm kernel seeds
everyday for about two months.
👉33. BLOOD BUILDING : Get some quantity of pumpkin leaves and
garden egg leaves, squeeze out the liquid, add milk. Drink it for
three days; your blood will be boosted.
👉34. CATARACTS : Apply the aloe-vera gel to the affected eyes
every night until the problem is over.
👉35. THROAT PROBLEM : Eat small quantity of ginger
continuously for one week.
👉36. LOSS OF VOICE : Get some okro bulbs, cut it into pieces and
pound. Add small water and honey and drink thrice in a day.
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