Date or place of birth, hobbies, favorite foods or music — that’s all TMI!
TMI makes you vulnerable to security and privacy risks, like the following:
- Identity theft. Using social networks, criminals can use personal information you’ve shared to guess passwords or answers to security questions or to gain access to your accounts.
- Home and personal risks. Posting your daily routine or checking in to locations can be an open invitation to potential thieves or predators.
- Professional risks. Employers often conduct online searches of job applicants. Inappropriate photos or content posted online can have a negative impact on an employer’s evaluation of the applicant.
Remember, there is no delete button on the internet! Once you’ve shared information on a social network, there is no way to control where it ends up or to guarantee its removal.