Jim Ivers, chief marketing officer at Cigital, points out that "teenagers grew up in a world where Web apps and mobile apps were standard, so they don't carry the natural cynicism and distrust inherent with older generations. While this may not make them susceptible to specific attacks, it does mean that they are more vulnerable to providing personal data."
That trust can also extend to their friends and romantic partners as well, to an extent that might seem strange to adults. Kevin Shahbazi, CEO of LogMeOnce, says "sharing passwords among a group of friends is common. This sometimes leads to bizarre pranks, such as announcing a pregnancy on a social media account, where the actual account owner is not even aware of it.