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Author Topic: The Dangers of Friending Strangers: the Robin Sage Experiment  (Read 1840 times)

Paul Keith

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Provide Security, a cyber security company, illustrated this danger with the Robin Sage Experiment. The experiment created fake Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles under the alias, “Robin Sage.” A photo of a cute girl (borrowed from an adult website) and the job title “Cyber Threat Analyst” completed the fake profiles.

From there, Thomas Ryan, co-founder & managing partner at Provide Security, posing as Robin, sent requests and established social network connections with more than 300 professionals in the National Security Agency, DoD, and Global 500 corporations.

Robin’s new friends revealed information to Ryan that violated military operational security and personal security restrictions.

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Re: The Dangers of Friending Strangers: the Robin Sage Experiment
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 04:02 AM »

I see her picture has been given the pirate treatment on her Facebook page...