5 Things You Should Never Share Online
We know not to share passwords, bank information, or other personal info on the internet, but did you know that telling the world what your favorite movie is could put you at risk as well?
Seriously. Sharing info like your favorite movie, or showing social media pride for your old high school mascot makes it even easier for hackers to figure out your password.
Think about it. When we are asked to fill out those security questions for password verification, what do you usually choose? For me, it's the "What's the name of your first pet", or "Name your high school mascot" questions.
So, next time you want to write a beautiful tribute to your first dog on the anniversary of their death, you better think twice. Go ahead, post those adorable puppy pictures, just use their cute nickname instead of the real one when referring to them.
Here's the other information you should never post online to protect yourself from hackers according to Today Money:
1. High School mascot
2. Favorite movie
3. Concert tickets - Snapping a pic of your ticket, which usually has a bar code on it, is like saying: "here, why don't you go enjoy the show on me, just get to the venue before I do and get the bar code scanned.
4. Your new video game - The above advice also goes for newly purchased video games and software. Most game boxes contain serial numbers. All a criminal needs to do is download the program, enter the serial number before you do, and they can void your purchase.
5. Location revealing photos - Yes, sharing pictures of the fun place you are at is cool, but maybe not the smartest. It's basically giving thieves your location and letting them know you're not home. Experts say to check your settings before you publish photos to make sure your current location is not included. You can still post your awesome vacation photos, just don't let the world know they are currently in progress. It keeps the bad guys guessing, and that's always a good thing.