How To Keep Yourself Safe On Social Media: What Not To Do

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How To Keep Yourself Safe On Social Media: What Not To Do
How To Keep Yourself Safe On Social Media: What Not To Do

Video: How To Keep Yourself Safe On Social Media: What Not To Do

Video: How To Keep Yourself Safe On Social Media: What Not To Do
Video: Social Media Safety Tips 2023, March

Not everyone realizes that online activity can lead to serious problems and criminal liability. What is absolutely forbidden to do on social networks and how to avoid fraud and problems?

How to keep yourself safe on social media: what not to do
How to keep yourself safe on social media: what not to do

There was once such a case. One man, very rich and boastful, loved to display his wealth. Like, let everyone envy! On his VKontakte page, he constantly published photos of his brand new expensive cars. And at some point, this very man wrote on his wall that he was flying to the island. And he wrote it, as usual, for everyone to hear, to boast! For everyone to know!

After a couple of weeks, this major ceases to publish photos of his luxurious life and “dies down”. What's the matter? It turned out that by his behavior on social networks he attracted robbers to himself a long time ago, and they literally "herded" him. They knew the plan of his apartment well, because there were photos from there all the time. They knew what kind of car he had, where he lived. They really waited for this rich man to fly away on vacation and write about it. And so, when he loudly announced his departure, it was a "green signal" for the robbers. They instantly "cleaned" his apartment and stole his favorite car. And the major, having returned home, actually remained at a broken trough and with a deep sense of shame.

14 things you should never do on social media

Do not write in your posts information that tells about your interests, activities, your personal data

For example, "My favorite actor is Rock Johnson", "Here I am in a photograph with my best childhood friend Alexei." The fact is that when you open a bank account, e-mail, there is always a code word. With it, you can easily recover your password and access. There are questions like "Mother's maiden name", "Childhood best friend's name", "Favorite actor's name" and so on.

And very often it happened that attackers actually "hijacked" accounts, including bank accounts, simply using public information.

Do not post any posts or photos related to your work or study that reflect your negative attitude

This is either being tracked or reported. Once the whole Internet has spread around the story, as one stewardess wrote that the "Sukhoi Superjet" is complete nonsense (to put it mildly), and not a machine. And the whole trick is that she worked as a flight attendant, and her management found out about this record. The girl was simply fired. So you can lose your job out of the blue. It can ride with an educational institution. Write something bad about employees - they can take and expel.

When you post a photo on a social network, note that your geotag is also published there

This tag is very easy to track where you are now, live or where your home is.

Do not post photos that display any evidence of prosperity, wealth, the presence of any expensive things in the house

Note, even when a lottery is held and the winner wins a huge amount, his name is never made public to the public. You won't know who hit the jackpot unless that person announces it himself.

Don't talk about your vacation and weekend plans

An example of this is the story of the major. Robbers and fraudsters can target even ordinary people, poor and with modest assets.

Do not post pictures of your tickets

These tickets can easily be stolen by counterfeiting by replacing the information available there. And then they can be resold in order to completely divert suspicions from themselves.

In no case do not "shine" your bank card

One well-known blogger just for a second during a live broadcast showed his card by chance, and then a stream of messages went to the phone. It's just that people by card number started trying to make payments or withdraw funds.

Do not send your personal photos in correspondence with people you know little

There is a common scheme of scammers: they create a false page of a handsome man or a beauty and start writing to people. Some are underway, and this leads to disastrous outcomes.

Don't post your date of birth

This is also private information that can be used to hack your account using various attacker schemes.

In no case leave notes with various threats, even if they are comic. This entails criminal liability

For example, one American student wrote a message on a page on a social network: "My dream is to kill enough people to make it in the news." For him it was a joke, but this story ended far from funny. The police tracked him down and arrested him during class. There are plenty of such examples not only in America, but also in our country.

Do not post any information online if you are in a state of altered consciousness, or are very tense or relaxed

There are special applications that block your access to your phone if you have not passed the sobriety test.

Do not repost "stirring up" records

In our time, a repost can already be equated with a post, and even in Russia they can actually be arrested for this.

Don't post your personal cell phone number

This is personal information. Using the number, you can find out all the passport data, intercept messages coming to the phone (including security codes).

Do not spread information about your extreme hobbies on your page, do not write extreme statements, do not talk about your bad habits

In some Western countries, the practice is already actively used when insurance companies or banks, when issuing a loan, analyze a person's profile on social networks. And if he smokes in the photographs, and when submitting the application said the opposite, then he may have problems.

Also, when trying to take out a loan, you may be refused if the page contains records expressing the opposite attitude towards banks and their employees. In our country, they are already beginning to experimentally introduce such a practice.

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