Be aware of the dangers of social media posting

Be aware of the dangers of social media posting
Be aware of the dangers of social media posting (WFXG)
Almost everyone is on social media and some people are posting everything about their lives. Sometimes over-sharing can lead criminals to your home. In the midst of sharing our lives, we sometimes forget that companies, criminals, and stalkers are able to use our own private information. So it is safe to take precautions.

This reminder comes after a new report, which shows Russian hackers targeting the internet connection at people's home to gain access. The best way to protect yourself is to restrict unauthorized usage and reusing private details. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn are just a few sites where people share posts ranging from family vacation spots to how much money they spend on a new bag. However, there are people who will take advantage of the even the slightest information.

Here are some tips to help:

  • Never share any information about your bank account or credit card
  • Be careful when updating your location- do not post when you are out of town and leaving your home unattended
  • Be careful sharing your photos and videos- it is possible for someone to download them and reuse them without permission
  • Whenever you are posting on social media, make sure you are sharing data with a secured account and only follow or approve friends that you actually know

Another major tip is to read the privacy policy of each social media account. By doing this, you become fully knowledgeable about what is being done with your information.

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