Tarot Reading! Who is calling?

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Guest Post By Nurudeen Odeshina

Recently, I received a call from an unknown number. The caller went off the phone immediately I said “Hello”. This was of course against my usual habit of allowing unknown callers to speak first so that I may know who is at the other end of the phone. Anyways, I went online with the number and B.I.N.G.O! I got not only the name of my unknown caller but the location too!

There are a whole lot of (personal) information we post online most especially on social media sites. Though the intent may be to share personal information with friends and family, most of this information are also accessible by online crooks and criminals. People post names, addresses, geo-tag photos and all sorts. What more information do a criminal need to rob you? Social media makes it more fun. You can tell people’s date of birth, family members, employers, favourite hang-out spots, events they are attending and lots more. What more information does a tarot reader needs that cannot be sourced from your online presence? Your relationship status e.g. Divorced, Engaged, Married to? A Tarot reader needs no crystal balls anymore. All they need is a computer connected to the internet.


Think twice before you post personal information. Remember, criminal and crooks have online presence too and may see what you post on the internet.


Nurudeen Odeshina is an Information Value Chain Consultant (Information Security & Information Assurance), COBIT Trainer/Consultant. Passionate about #Information Security #ISO27001 #ISO22301 #PCIDSS

Follow him on twitter @Ibn_AbdulRahman

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