Rosita Bitinaitė, Arūnas Liuiza

Availability of Personal Information on the Internet

Problem

Methodology

  • Visitor is invited to take part in a prize draw;
  • Participant scans QR code;
  • Participant signs up with Facebook account;
  • Participant is asked to come back in 20 minutes;
  • User data is read via Facebook API;
  • Student team adds additional data via Google searches;
  • Visitor is presented with a report and a prize.

„Studijos 2018“ Kaunas/Vilnius

Data points

  • First and last name

  • E-mail address,

  • Phone number,

  • Date of birth,

  • Place of residence (city, address),

  • Family members,

  • Relationship status,

  • School / Employer,

  • Name of a pet,

  • Mother’s maiden name.

The RESULTS

688 visitors

405 participants

Information points

Number of Points Found

Prizes

Conclusions

  • 90 percent of participants share more that 3 pieces of information available online publicly or with minimal permissions.

  • 58.9 percent of approached visitors were willing to give access to it for a chance of a fairly cheap and simple reward.

  • Least sensitive data – name, email, city – were shared the most (more than 70 percent of the cases).

  • Most sensitive data, like popular security questions (pet’s name, mother’s maiden name) were among the best guarded, but students still managed to find those in at least 7 cases.

Thanks! Questions?

klausk@aruno.lt

 

slid.es/arunas/privacy
 

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