Thursday, May 13th, 2010...5:54 pm

Personal Identity Security on Facebook

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Yahoo is currently featuring a news story about Facebook and personal security issues.  Considering how many students utilize Facebook here at MIIS, please keep in mind the following recommendations contained within the article:

  • Use a strong password
  • Do NOT post your full birthdate in your profile
  • Be mindful of private information you post to your profile (i.e. phone number, address, etc.)
  • Don’t post your child’s name in photos or captions
  • Don’t publicly post notice that you will be out of town.  As the article states, this is the equivalent of putting a sign at home saying “Nobody home”
  • Don’t allow young children to use Facebook unsupervised

There is a wealth of resources available online to assist you in protecting yourself against identity-theft.  To view the story, click here

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