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Fake femme fatale shows social network risks


Researcher Thomas Ryan says fictitious Robin Sage character fooled many holding security, military and intelligence posts


By Jaikumar Vijayan

July 22, 2010 06:00 AM ET







Computerworld – Hundreds of people in the information security, military and intelligence fields recently found themselves with egg on their faces after sharing personal information with a fictitious Navy cyberthreat analyst named “Robin Sage,” whose profile on prominent social networking sites was created by a security researcher to illustrate the risks of social networking.

The goal, said Ryan, was to determine how effective social networking sites can be in conducting covert intelligence-gathering activities.

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