Your Date of Birth is Sacred Information

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Never publish your DoB on social media!

It is the one piece of personal information that you're stuck with for life (and beyond). You can move house to change address and postcode/zipcode. You can even change your name in the UK for a small fee.

The point is, of course, many institutions will ask for your DoB as part of the verification process, so it's one of the key pieces of information that an identity thief needs.

Those happy birthday messages from your Facebook™ friends just aren't worth the risk. You may trust your friends on social media not to blab the details, but do you trust them all to use secure passwords?