In a previous article we mentioned some of the dangers of using social media and highlighted the actions you should avoid.
It was stressed that you should not post photos of your children on social media, share your presence during your holidays and give information about your family situation.
However, because there are other actions that may endanger you and your family, we will continue to list them in this article.
Don’t post your boarding passes on your travels!
Obviously, you’re excited about a trip you’re about to take, but under no circumstances should you post your boarding pass or passes on social media. This is because boarding passes provide a lot of information about your identity and your upcoming trip.
For example, in addition to the passenger’s name, flight number, your seat, e-ticket number, a boarding pass shows other details such as your mileage card number, among others. In combination with the barcode or QRcode that boarding cards now have, it is possible to access your flight details or future flights via your miles program simply by using a smart phone.
From there they can modify your details or even cancel your upcoming flights and generally get you into trouble.
Do not share information about your work
Sharing things about your work on social networks is likely to involve several risks and some unpleasant surprises. With an “innocent” post, you may disclose sensitive personal data of your colleagues at work and reveal various company secrets or some unpleasant situation within your workplace.
Much worse, you can embarrass your supervisor or boss, which can lead to anything from a simple reprimand to losing your job.
It is also important not to announce your intention to change jobs or careers in general on social networks. The result of such a disclosure, if it reaches the ears of your superiors, could cost you your job.
Don’t share games on Facebook
Perhaps there is no worse and more annoying thing in the virtual world of Facebook, than those automatic notifications of games like FarmVille, criminal case, candy crush etc.
Even if at some point in your life you get “stuck” with one of these games, it would be a good idea to keep this obsession to yourself.
* This article was written by Dimitris Kontarakis, Digital Strategist and owner of eSteps and was published in the online edition of the newspaper Eleutheros Typos on Tuesday 30/05/2023