3 Things I Learnt About Online Security as a Blogger

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We sometimes get carried away while writing online. What do I mean? Well, we may give away too much personal information that if it should fall into the wrong hands, may create dire consequences for us.

1.         Identity Theft

We’ve all heard stories about a well-known personality who had his identity stolen when multiple fake websites and social media accounts were created in his name.

Even worse, these criminals used these fake websites and accounts to ask for money, usually for non-existing charities. Not only money is lost but the reputation of the victim is tarnished.

2.         Selfies

In today’s fast moving social media platforms, it is very easy to post selfies instantaneously. You may be dinning at a restaurant and you immediately post a photo of the food that you are going to eat. This would put you in a dangerous position as crooks who are monitoring your every move would know that now you are outside at a restaurant and your home is most likely left unguarded.

You may come home realizing that you’ve been robbed while you were out dinning.

3.         Attracting Unwanted Attention

Fans of some celebrities may take to stalking when they know that their favourite personality is currently at a certain location. They may even contact or post excessive comments on their idol’s social media websites in an effort to be noticed.

From the above, don’t you agree that we should all practice a little self-restraint when divulging personal information online?

Published by Ana Yong

Freelance Writer, Blogger and Content Creator. I have written for Unsustainable Magazine, E: The Environmental Magazine and HubPages.

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