Staying safe on social networks during holiday season

December 12, 2011 2:03:52 PM PST
The holidays are all about spreading cheer, and social networking seems like the perfect venue.

But make sure you're not giving too much information away, especially about the stellar gifts you give or receive.

A Facebook page or a twitter link, even if forwarded by a friend, may appear to have the deal of the season, but give it another look. Scammers can create pages that look just like a legitimate retailer, and the end result, won't be what you bargained for.

If you are headed out of town, Just like you'd lock the doors to your home, secure your social networking profile too.

Not everyone on your friend list needs to know your apartment is empty for two weeks.

Also update privacy settings, to see who can see what, including tagging of photos, like pictures from holiday parties. And be careful about posting pictures of others too.

A photo that seems funny, could get a co-worker in trouble, or you, frozen out among peers.