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‘Robin Sage’ Social Hoax Duped Military, Security Pros

July 7th, 2010 07:08 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

ancientribe writes “A social networking experiment of a phony female military security professional known as ‘Robin Sage’ (named after a US Army Special Forces training exercise) worked way too well, fooling even the most security-savvy professionals on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It also led to the leakage of sensitive military information after an Army Ranger accepted ‘Robin’s’ friend request on Facebook and his photos from Afghanistan exposed geolocation information accessible to ‘Robin.’ The researcher who conducted the experiment will show off his findings at the upcoming Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, where the real woman pictured in the profiles is scheduled to introduce him for his presentation.”

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