Why You Should Not Expose Your Identity Everywhere

Advisably, you’re not meant to expose your identity everywhere. Today, social media has become a great challenge to your identity. It is a public podium in which different kinds of people appear for many purposes. To even forget the egoism of being scammed, cheated, or deceived your identity and sensitive information should always remain private. Here are the five security challenges you might have faced on social media and advises to avoid them:

1. Do not share your whereabouts

It is always one of the habits of social media users sharing their whereabouts at current places. Be careful and not to share your current location wherever you are. This, of course, gives adversaries an opportunity to easily find victims and trace them. The only thing you need to do is to allow the ‘location’ feature of your phone to be turned on whenever you’re traveling. This will enable authority trackers to trace your whereabouts for security purposes.

2. Do not upload pictures where travelling

Your pictures too almost show exactly where you are. The worst of it is sharing your current location where traveling and taking pictures to upload on social media. This is an easier way for adversaries to find you.

3. Do not upload your certificates

You may need to stop posting the pictures of your certificates on social media as they can simply be amended and used in illegal ways. Note that your certs are your years of hardship and struggles. Using them illegally will surely put you at risk. Note that whenever your registration number is seen publicly, it may simply be used by scammers in many illegal ways.

4. Avoid sharing your residential addresses

One of your top private identities is your residential address. Sharing them will likely put you at risk! Many victims are caught for sharing this identity publicly.

5. Beware of whom you communicate with

Technology is growing faster beyond your imagination. Attackers tend to participate in impersonation to get an instance for scamming or harming other people.  In this case, you should be careful with whom you communicate. Don’t just share your personal information to someone just because you’re asked to. Beside all these, attackers tend to take part in the man-in-the-middle attack technique in which they will try to impersonate and mediate the communication even between you and your trusted one. So, be careful where you communicate and how you share your personal or sensitive information.

If you can beware of these four simple strategies on social media you will surely be safe so that those threats and security challenges will be diminished.

Mohiddeen Ahmad

I am Muhammad Auwal Ahmad (Mohiddeen), a technologist and a writer. I Specifically write on sciences and modern technology. Hit my about page to learn more about me.

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