Imagine you’re in an abusive relationship, and things have turned violent.
You leave him, block his Facebook account, and update the name on your profile to hide your identity.
Would you expect your ex-partner to be able to see what your new name is?
Footballers’ wives go to war over Instagram leaks, it turns out fake news is fine on Facebook (just so long as it’s in a political ad), and things take a horrific turn in Japan, as a stalker uses a scary technique to find out where his pop idol lives.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Dave Bittner.
An obsessed fan assaulted J-Pop star Ena Matsuoka after determining where she lived by zooming in on selfies she had posted on social media, and examining the reflection in her eyes.
The smartphone in your pocket – which may act as a valuable lifeline to friends and loved ones – might also be helping an abuser spy on you, read your private messages, and stalk your location.