Think twice before you broadcast holiday plans

Your best friend from high school is probably not a cat burglar. But do you know everyone on your friends’ and followers’ lists (or everyone on their lists) on your social networking sites? If not, don’t post information about your holiday travel plans.

More information about social networking safety.

While you’re at it, take a few minutes to adjust the privacy settings on your social networking site and any apps on your smart phone that share your location information.

More information about using location services more safely.

Also, avoid giving vacation details in an automated “out of office” email.

More information about email and web scams.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    so how can IE fight these phishing ? I have a lot of solutions but no one cares

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