I’m not a member of Facebook. I was recently invited to join by email from a man I don’t know. His subject for the email was “Check out my photos on Facebook.” The stranger included inside his email pictures of eight individuals and one couple. Of the 10 people, 2 are college classmates, one was a member of a class I taught, one is a relation of my late wife’s, one was her best friend, one is a local vendor, and the couple are neighbors. Two I didn’t recognize.
The common link appears to be me (probably my home email account), but I don’t know the sender, and neither did my college classmates nor my wife’s cousin. Appealing to the collective DDoE wisdom, how might the connection have been made? And how concerned need I be about this social engineering?
And though I’ve otherwise thought about it, I’ve not joined up.