Some of us are working from home now because of Covid-19 and somehow, WFH = more online presence. Whether it’s to complain about work or to show your friends/followers the dish you whipped up in the kitchen during lunch, most of us find ourselves using social media more than ever.

But are you sharing too much? Posting too many details about our personal lives online can put us at risk of being targeted by hackers. Exposing information such as dates of birth, names of children and pets can make it easier for them to guess passwords and gain access to our online accounts.

Other potential crimes we could also get involved in include identify theft, phishing emails and extortion by cybercriminals. Security software company ESET shares with us eight tips on how we can protect ourselves on social media.

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Text: Estelle Low / Shape / March 2016
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