We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,864 News Articles

Security Alert: Twitter Porn Names Scam

If it looks like fun, it's dangerous

Popular social networking site Twitter's current top trending topic, or things that are twittered the most in a period of time, has a security hole.

The 'Twitter porn names' among things to do with your friends and gives you something to tweet about is nothing more than a disguise to get users to publicly post answers to their online security questions.

Twitter porn names

The current game has a few variations - you can take the name of your first pet and combine it with the street you grew up on or your mother's maiden name, for instance. Howeverm all of these are common security questions to access your online accounts and bank information.

Be wary of this and other versions of the game that might entice you to reveal potential answers to your security questions.

Be sure to pass along the information to your friends if they have been unwittingly providing answers to their security questions.

If you have publicly revealed answers to your online security questions delete the post and change your passwords along with updating your security questions.

PC World US


IDG UK Sites

Swatch to release its own line of smartwatches to rival iWatch

IDG UK Sites

From the iPhone 6 to the iWatch and a new Apple TV we look at the products Apple is set to launch...

IDG UK Sites

Miranda July's Somebody app offers a very unusual take on messaging

IDG UK Sites

The 7 most ridiculous iPhone 6 rumours: what Apple WON'T reveal on 9 September