Don’t overshare on social media

Love sharing selfies and life updates on social media? Too much info can be a security risk. Think of it like leaving your house keys on the porch – anyone could grab them.

Why the caution? Malicious folks can use those juicy details you post to:

  • Impersonate you: “Hey Sarah, remember me from yoga?” Nope, it’s a fake friend trying to trick you.
  • Launch targeted scams: Knowing your interests, they can create personalized phishing attacks that seem super legit.
  • Stalk you or others: Location posts and friend lists can reveal too much info about your whereabouts and connections.

So, how to stay safe without being a social media ghost?

  • Think before you post: Is this info really necessary for everyone to see? Remember, once it’s online, it’s hard to erase.
  • Limit personal details: Avoid sharing your home address, phone number, or birthday publicly. Keep those gems private!
  • Beware of friend requests: Don’t accept requests from people you don’t know or trust. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • Review your privacy settings: Most platforms let you control who sees your posts and information. Use them to your advantage!
  • Be mindful of location sharing: Turn off location tagging on posts or use it sparingly. Remember, the world doesn’t need to know your every move.

Social media can be fun, but remember to be smart about what you share.Treat your personal information like precious treasure – guard it carefully.

Bonus cybersecurity tip: Talk to your friends and family about online safety. Share these tips and encourage them to be mindful of what they post too. We’re all in this digital world together, let’s keep it safe for everyone.