Despite the Risk, Facebook Users Still Broadcast: “We Aren’t Home”By Home Security Source Jun 13, 2011 | 4:50:00 pmPosted in: Personal Safety
A report recently revealed that Facebook users most often check in at airports, ignoring repeated warnings about posting their travel plans online.
Tipping off people that you are not at home is a major security risk. By checking-in at airports you’re announcing to everyone in the cyber world that you’re going away for an extended amount of time.
If you’re one of those people that can’t resist the “brag check-in” at the airport on the way to the Bahamas, then please, at least consider these two things:
• Be very aware of your privacy settings, not just on Facebook, but on other social media sites as well. Make sure no one you haven’t approved can see your information or posts.
• Be selective about who you friend in the first place. Remember that Facebook has a setting where you can sort and manage friend lists and control each one’s access to certain information on your page.
But as a rule of thumb, we strongly recommend waiting until returning back home to brag about your fabulous vacation.
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