A viewer on Youtube commented on one of my videos: “Privacy is dead. The minute we are on social network using our real names or not, personal information is already out there floating somewhere, somehow…”
I agree. If someone really wants your personal information and you have put posted something on the Internet, there is a good chance that they can get it. The more you post, the more exposure you have. Even if you use a fake name and fake address.
There is no such as 100% security or privacy. But you can have some level of control that makes it harder for attacker to get you. If you have some controls in place attackers are more likely to go after softer targets.
If it take attacker a longer time to go after you then it does to go after someone easier, they will usually choose the softer target.