TORONTO The blog of Canada's privacy commissioner suggests you should think twice about Twittering your porn name.
A recent post by commission staffers recommends that users of Twitter — a website used to publicly send and receive short messages — opt out of playing a game that's making the rounds.
Users combine their first pet's name with the name of the first street they lived on to come up with a personalized adult-film star pseudonym.
Problem is, hackers may be mining those nicknames to target people for identity theft, gaining access to e-mail and bank accounts.
Experts say many Internet users pick their pet's name as the answer to the security question on password-protected websites.
Hackers can use that knowledge to try to get into the Twitter user's e-mail account and potentially do more damage.
But it appears Twitter users are getting the message, as most porn-name posts are now displaying warnings about the potential scam.