What We’re Reading: Sharing on Social Media While Traveling

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ZeroFox wants to ensure you’re staying cyber-safe while traveling, particularly by being cognizant about what you’re sharing on social media while traveling. It’s summer time — a season synonymous with vacation and traveling — and after a long Independence Day weekend, we’re reading about tips for risk-free traveling.

Articles have recently surfaced in regard to safe social media sharing practices — including an article that says to avoid posting vacation pictures until you’re back home. It seems after the occupants of a house in Canterbury posted their traveling plans for the weekend, their home was trashed and the burglar stole over $75,000 worth of goods.

In other news, if you’re traveling in the United Kingdom and happen to stumble across Cheltenham, make sure not to drink and tweet. New social media rules regarding drinking and tweeting are being imposed on town councillors. You have to be careful with what you share — even with the tightest regulations, social is a personal problem.

  • The PressFacebook post led to house burglary
    • A house was trashed and burgled of goods worth $74,291 after a burglar claimed he read on Facebook that the occupants would be out of town.
  • TechspectiveTravel smart: Four tips for taking cyber security on the road 
    • Hackers and scammers don’t take vacations. In fact, they feast on tourists and travelers, taking advantage of people when their guards are down or when they’re distracted by other pursuits.
  • Gloucestershire Echo‘Don’t drink and tweet’: New social media guidance to be introduced for Cheltenham councillors
    • A stern and exhaustive social media ‘do’s and don’ts’ list has been compiled by the borough council, spelling out what the town’s elected representatives should –and should not – post.

Check back next week to find more interesting articles that the foxes are reading!

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