Gibbo2286 wrote:I'm only aware of it from the 'sent from Tapatalk' note on the bottom of many posts, I don't use a smart phone, have no use for one, all my internet is done from my desktop.
The security problems mentioned are I think needed to be considered, it may seem that stuff posted on here is insignificant but scammers/crooks use tiny bits of information gathered from many sources to build profiles of their potential victims and any access to any private stuff that they can get should if possible be blocked.
You need to minimise the oportunity of such a risk by NOT exposing your personal data in the first place. Never post up details which could compromise. No 'actual' dates of birth or real phone numbers. Employ a dedicated email address to direct all potential spam to. I only use actual data on a few 'institutionalised' sites which i need to, trusting them to handle my data securely although on occasions this isn't always the case. Certainly 'wider' internet exposure on forums and the like i would expect the risk to my data to be higher and manage that risk myself as i think DavieM has already mentioned. Why should, what are effectively 'anonymised' public chat rooms, hold ANY of my confidential data that could compromise anyway? All of this 'admin-speak' about security being compromised and scare stories regarding malware are just that. Manage your own online presence, secure your smartphone with an effective virus/malware scanner and dont rely on forum administration to do it on your behalf. There's always another 'risk' just around the corner waiting to usher in the next round of admin 'controls'. I'd not worry that the personal information on our iddy biddy forum would be of interest to any data mining trojans out there although admin seem to think otherwise. We'll never know eh. Let's all just hope the site is secure in case anyone 'out there' is reading our messages [emoji23]
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