Canada’s privacy commissioner suggests you think twice about Twittering your porn name — because it could lead to hackers stealing your real name.
A recent blog post by one of Jennifer Stoddart’s staffers recommends that users of online social networks — like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace — opt out of playing a name game that’s making the rounds.
The warning specifically targets users of Twitter who may have recently seen their friends announce they have a new adult-film star pseudonym.
Anyone can play the game by combining their first pet’s name with the name of the first street on which they lived. Experts say hackers could be mining the porn names of Internet users, linking them with email addresses listed in Twitter or Facebook accounts with the hope of cracking the inbox and doing further damage from there.
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