Have a Facebook account? Remove these pieces of information from your Facebook account to save yourself from any risk.
Facebook is the new Google of social networking sites. Even if you forget to update your status now, chances are that you will never forget to upload photos or like others photos. We willingly post innumerable intimate details about our lives that we would never share with anyone. We feel that as long as our privacy settings are right we need not worry.
But we never know who is prying upon our secret details. On top of that many a time we forget to log out inviting hackers to steal our information.
We risk our privacy to a certain extent when we use Facebook or other social networking sites. For avoiding any kind of risk to yourself and your family one should avoid posting some pieces of information on Facebook. Here is some information that you should avoid posting on Facebook.
1. Your Birthday
Who doesn’t like getting ‘ Happy Birthdays’ on their timeline. How elated it makes us feel to know that people care for us and they remembered us on this special day. But by doing this you are helping identity thieves to get one out of the many things that they need to steal your identity, At least the year of birth should be left out. Sometimes this helps them to gain access to your bank information too.
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2. Your Relationship Status
Do not make your relationship status public. Stalkers would welcome your single status and en-cash upon this opportunity. Better to leave this blank on your profile.
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3. Your Phone Number
Do you want to make your phone number public. I guess nobody does. So please avoid adding your phone number to your profile.
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4 .Your Current Location
Many people very often use the location-tagging feature on Facebook for their friends to know where they are. This is like revealing the information about your whereabouts to the thieves to assist them in robbing your house. We suggest not to disclose your location at all.
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Posting pictures after coming back from your vacation is OK to make your friends envy your vacation stint.
3. Photographs of Young Children
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Sharing details of your children on Facebook could be disastrous.We definitely would not want people to know the details about our children . Some people even post pictures of their children helping the criminals to commit crimes more easily.
4. Your child’s school
We make it easier for sex offenders or potential abductors to find our children by posting the names of their schools. This is just to boast about the renowned schools where our children study.
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5. Better to unfriend your boss
You can freely post on Facebook only when you are out of reach of your boss. At times your speaking ill about your office or job may cost you your job. So unfriend your boss.
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6. Your Credit Card Details
Oh! I am sure you wouldn’t wan’t to become bankrupt. The word itself explains itself.
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7. Boarding Pass Pictures
The bar-code on your boarding pass can reveal all the personal information given to the airlines which can be misused anytime.
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We suggest that you keep your personal information to yourself. If you don’t disclose it to strangers then why put it on Facebook.