In the digital age, we all love to share. However, it is very聽very聽easy to share too much information about yourself and end up regretting it. (Yeah, we鈥檙e talking about identity theft.) So, before you share one more thing about yourself online, make sure it鈥檚 not the private information on this list.


1. Addresses: If you screenshot a map, make sure it doesn鈥檛 include frequent addresses like work or home. You never know who鈥檚 going to see that information and/or why they鈥檒l want to find you鈥 You may think, 鈥測eah, well duh,鈥 but there鈥檚 a secret way people can hack into your address info: Instagram. If you constantly have geotagging on while 鈥榞ramming from your digs, someone can easily find that information from your map. Watch out!

2. Vacation deets:聽While it might be super fun to check into the local airport and say 鈥淚鈥檓 leaving on a jet plane!鈥 someone could use your itinerary to figure out when you won鈥檛 be home and break into your house. Eeeek! Of course you can tell your buds when you鈥檒l be back, but try not to broadcast the dates of your travel to your entire network.

3. Personal info:聽OK, so, a lot of information falls under this umbrella, and it can be used by creepy people in a lot of different ways. Don鈥檛 share information that is often used for password clues online. Things like the street you grew up on, your grandmother鈥檚 maiden name or your favorite teacher鈥檚 name don鈥檛 need to be sent out to your network. Same goes for information like your street address, birth date and even your bank. Hackers can use this information to easily wriggle into accounts.

Have you shared your private information online? Let us know @BritandCo!

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