Things you should never share online
You shouldn’t share a picture of your social security number card or post a picture of your new Visa credit card or driver’s license. Or do regular check-ins at your bank.
And while some other information might seem harmless, it’s not. Post your full name, mother’s maiden name, pet’s name, phone number, physical or email address, and you’re giving a criminal who’s snooping around your account a wealth of information. They can start to piece together the clues to answer security questions and even break into your financial and online accounts.
Social media platforms encourage sharing and having 500 friends click on your vacation photos is gratifying. But there is an element of risk that may outweigh the reward. If you miss properly setting your security ratings or something else, your post intended for close friends could end up being available all over.