Brits are more trusting of the internet than their own friends and colleagues, when it comes to handing over personal information, it has been found.
Researchers discovered that while the average adult freely divulges a string of personal details on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, most would not give friends or colleagues their PIN number.
One in twenty people have their home address visible on social networking sites yet 86% would not hand over their PIN to someone they know. And while only 5% of people would let their best mate have access to their PIN number, 50% of respondents have their relationship status visible online.
Nearly two thirds of people also have their date of birth on networking sites which is always a security question when telephoning banks or building societies.