Cyber criminals can obtain personal data from your social media pages. For example, if you post your pet’s name or reveal your mother’s maiden name on Facebook, you could expose the answers to two common security questions.

Not all social media privacy threats come from strangers. Sometimes, people in your life turn out to be less than friendly. Online stalking and cyber-bullying have become very well-known threats, and social media makes them easy to perpetrate.

What you post online stays online. Think carefully before posting pictures you wouldn’t want your parents or employers to see. Privacy settings can be tailored to suit on most major social media platforms.